I just bought my first house.
Even after saying it out loud, I still felt like this was a dream.
It’s not easy to raise enough money for a down payment in today’s market. But, all those years of manifesting and saving had paid off. I was the first one in my family to go to college, and now I was a young homeowner. And I managed to scoop a house in a wonderful area. A friend of mine who is a real estate agent had given me some pointers on spotting the perfect place. Like most people, she also insisted I avoid house hunting in spring and summer. We went to see the house in the dead of winter, which was an eye-opening experience. I got to see how the house was performing in winter and realized we needed to ventilate the attic. The room felt cool and nice in winter, so I started to think of turning it into a home office. Plans for the conversion were underway in spring, and before summer, I put in a ductless AC system. I spoke with an area AC business that had come by with some fliers for HVAC installation, service, and repair. The AC expert I spoke with advised me to add a ductless AC system to make the space workable in summer. Attic ventilation ensures the owner can feel comfortable in this space. It’s also the best way to prevent hot air from accumulating there, which is a fire hazard. Not only did I have a lovely home, but I also managed to get a fancy home office.