Rotimi and I were still living and working in the DMV area when we started looking for houses in February of 2020. We sat down and made a list of our “must haves” and a list of areas we were willing to consider home. After considering cost of living, school districts, access to healthcare, access to healthy food, and earning potential, we felt like good ol’ Raleigh, NC would be the perfect place to call home. I wanted to be closer to my mother and Rotimi was willing to go wherever as long as we were together. Gotta love him!
We linked up with an amazing Realtor, Jermaine Smith, who took my list of must haves and put together a housing tour for us the third weekend in March. We came down and toured 4 or 5 sites. The last one was a winner! We started the process to become homeowners immediately while interest rates were sinking to an all time low due to the unfortunate global Covid-19 pandemic. We moved in on May 30, 2020! This journey was filled with hills and valleys and plenty of bumps in the road, but we made it happen with the help of God, our family, and an amazing realtor and mortgage lending team. Check out our youtube video where we give you alllllll the tea on our journey, along with tips to help you along your own homeownership journey.