I'm in contract for my first house
I guess this is the place to introduce myself - I'm Eric, a 38 year old California Transplant to Austin, TX. My wife and I are in contract to buy our first house, and today is inspection day.
While the home inspector is doing his thing, I though I'd poke around, and check out all the things I wasn't able to see during our two brief 10 minute home tours with the realtor.
Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to bother the inspector while he works. It seems like all I'm doing these days is writing checks with at least 2 more zeroes than I usually do, so leaving him alone to do the job is my #1 priority.
A bit about me. My dad owned a hardware store in Salinas, California in the late 70's and early 80's. I built my first fort at 9, and rebuilt my first car (a 1970 Triumph Spitfire that I still have) at 14. In college I studied Biochemistry, and worked in the Silicon Valley collecting patents. Several years ago I changed professions, and we escaped the Bay Area and the crazy housing prices and came to Austin. We thought we would buy a house here no problem, but it took almost 3 years to find a neighborhood we loved. For the last 20 years I can count on one hand the number of days I've swung a hammer.
I've got a website where I talk about my day to day life shooting weddings, finally getting my first home, and other day to day ramblings, and in 10 posts, I'll share that with y'all.