Buying a house? It just may be worth it!

For this blog post, I would like to share a personal story.

Last year my family went from almost being homeless to becoming first time home owners. What a crazy year it was. It started when we got the call from our landlord telling us we needed to move because she had to move back in. Keep in mind this was at the peak of no rentals anywhere in Teton Valley. Thankfully the landlord was so kind and patient because it took us months to find something. What we found was a 3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home and the rent was to be $1600 a month. OUCH!! We had no choice so we put down the $1600 deposit and started packing. We hated the thought of paying that much in rent but we were grateful to have found something.

Five days before we were to sign the lease and move in, my husband came home and told me there was a vacant home that we could possibly move into. It had water damage and the ceilings were ripped out in places. We went and looked at the house and could not believe our eyes. Yes, there was damage and the house had had no maintenance, but it was a beautiful home.

It was love at first sight! So, I called the homeowner who was such an angel from heaven. She told me to get moved in immediately. During our conversation, I did ask if she would sell the house to us, but I got a big NO on that. I was definitely disappointed, but we were still extremely happy to be living there.

About a month later I got a call from the homeowner. To my dismay, she asked if we would like to buy the house because of personal reasons they were now dealing with. That was an emotional night I’ll never forget. So many thoughts were going through our brains. The scariest one was “what If” we can’t afford it?

The next day I called a Lender and we got a pre-approval that day. My husband and I are both self-employed so that does make the process a bit harder. It was an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least, but WE DID IT!  We are now official home owners.

The whole point to this is, you will never know unless you take a chance. We have great resources here at our office and we’d love for you to come in and let us explain how easy the process can be. Buying a house is one of the biggest milestones in one’s life. Change is good. Change is exciting. Change is sometimes much needed!!

So please come in or call so we can help you through the process!!


We can also help you sell the home you’ve out grown and find you one that you’ll love for years to come!

Silver Peaks Realty


By: Amy Jennings

Sales Associate


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  1. says

    I like your point at the conclusion of your post that you never know unless you take a chance. I’d like to move into a home after my marriage, but worry about my finances. I might as well try to see what happens.

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