Mary and I have decided to buy a house. Neither of us have ever bought a house before, and it’s a big decision. I’ve been struck by how little the church talks about what principles should guide our thinking when we are buying a house. Where should you live? How much should you spend? What type of mortgage should you choose? What sort of features should we be focusing on? These are questions facing us now. And while there are no concrete answers to these questions that would uniformly apply to every prospective home buyer, I think there are some principles for buying a house that could help us to make the decision in good faith.
I’d like to explore some of those principles over a few blog posts. But first, I’d love to hear from anyone who has any ideas as to what some of these principles might be. Any suggestions or recommendations about what to look for or think about in the house-hunting, mortgage shopping process would be helpful!