We’ve decided to move to the suburbs after 15 years of living in the city. There are many reasons why we are moving out of the city; cheaper to buy in the suburbs, get more for your money, time to stop renting and become a grownup, we like trees.
This is the first time we are buying a house, the process is overwhelming and exhilarating all at once. We like to make all of our major life changes at one time. And so, the roller-coaster ride has begun.
We searched for a house for about a month, we looked at about 30 houses before we chose one. We made an offer, and actually walked away, and finally (after 10 times back and forth with the sellers) negotiated a great price that we are happy with.
Our new house is 25 miles outside of the city, just a mere small commute by Metra train. I’ll be commuting to work by train when I’m not working at home, and Robert’s commute is now just 15 minutes – sharp contrast to the 2 hours a day he commutes now.