Kris found us a cute little house in her neighborhood that we are hoping to buy. The lady originally wanted to do rent-to-own, but her terms are too risky. We went and saw it and talked to her about purchasing and she is not opposed, but wanted to try to get a renter first. We called her yesterday and she is hoping to have a decision Monday and will call everyone who was interested in buying. We already got prequalified, have done some research on what she paid and history on the street, and are talking with the bank so we can be ready. We hope we’ll have good news soon. We’re just not sure what steps to take because we aren’t using a realtor. I think we need a purchasing attorney or something, but this has been an exciting step for us. We love the neighborhood and houses there don’t stay available for long. Here are some pics of the house. It’s a ranch with a small backyard, 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open floor plan, dining room, hardwood floors, fireplace, and a deck out back with a built-in gas hard-lined, stainless steel grill. It’s perfect for a starter home for us… it’s more than we planned on paying for a first home, but so little needs to be done to it for it to meet our needs and wants. We’ll keep you posted.