Blake and I had planned on moving from our apartment once we knew if I was accepted to the U for grad school. We loved our apartment but had just outgrown it. Visiting Blake’s parents every other weekend to do laundry was great, but we were ready to do laundry whenever we pleased. We started looking for apartments, one that was dog friendly (we needed a puppy!!), and found nothing! Everything was either ridiculously expensive or kind of dirty. A friend mentioned that a mortgage would actually be less expensive and a better investment. We started looking and immediately found several houses we liked! We actually put a couple offers on places but got beat out. A townhouse was perfect for our needs: three bedrooms, a little backyard, and spacious! I was searching KSL one afternoon and found a cute place; I immediately texted the owner and scheduled a tour that evening. We loved it and felt really great about it. We called the same night and put an offer on it. Our trip to Ireland and Scotland was coming up so we knew we would need a realtor to help us while we were gone. While we were gone everything worked out perfectly and we signed on our house four days after getting back! We weren’t planning on buying a house this year but everything happens for a reason and we absolutely love our house.