For me, houses have always been an obsession. It started around 1999, when my family made our big move from my parents’ “starter home,” to their “forever home.” And from that point on, I was often found feverishly scouring listings in the weekend paper, drawing floor plans in my bedroom late at night (such a rebel), glued to Trading Spaces on television, and tagging along my mother on every home tour in the city.
Fast forward nearly 20 years, and it’s beginning to feel like I’m finally ready to take the plunge into homeownership myself. I’ve gotten just about all I can out of my 1000 sq. ft rental, and really, we all gotta grow up sometime, right? So, Eric and I have been on the hunt. And there’s no one we’d trust more to take us through the process than our good friend, Russell Cavin, Real Estate Broker and Partner at Uptown Realty. Thinking you might be ready, too? Russell joins us today with some priceless info on buying your first home (including those things you’ll wish someone would have told you!)