We bought a house. We found a deal we couldn't pass up. The price is right, the location was great, and the house is lovely. It's very near Crosby, about 10 minutes away, in a new subdivision in Houston city limits inside Beltway 8.
The process was an intense roller coaster. I've alluded to it in other posts, but long story short: We waited about three months before financing was confirmed. Then the house was appraised lower than asking price, which sounds good, but it's really bad for closing costs/down payments. We had a certain amount of money put away for closing and down payment, and when they told us the house was not appraised at asking price it was looking like we were going to need to bring an extra $6,000.00 to the table, EXTRA. That's on top of down payment and closing already discussed. We thought for sure we wouldn't be able to get the house at this point. About two days before closing, the builder called and lowered the asking price to appraisal value, so all numbers were back in place. It was soo stressful. We even started looking at houses in Crosby again, because we were sure this deal was going to fall through. I'm so thankful it didn't. I had fallen in love with our house.
We got to watch it be built. That was a fun experience. We never shared too many details, because we didn't want to get our hopes up and then have the deal fall through.