Although this may be a bit outside the scope of what I usually write about, I thought it would be interesting to document my experience as first-time home buyer in Chicago. It’s been a crazy experience so far.
My fiance and I recently purchased a condo in Wicker Park (a neighborhood in Chicago), and although we haven’t closed yet (that’ll be next month), I have plenty to write about. Buying a home is usually the biggest purchase most people make in their lives, and doing it for the first time can be exciting, scary, and frustrating all at the same time.
This isn’t meant to be a tutorial in buying your first home, but I think there are definitely some valuable lessons to take away from the experience I’ve had so far.
Because I could probably write volumes on this topic, I’m going to break it up into at least 2 or 3 parts. This is part 1: beginning the process.