I'm so excited as I write this.....We get the keys to our new home tonight. Although it is not the first home my husband has owned, it is the first for me.

We were very fortunate to find what we were looking for, at the price we could afford and we get the 8K tax credit to boot.

I really do respect all of you out there in this industry. It can be a very tough profession and I must say that a good agent really does earn their commission!

A big thank you to my buyer's agent, Paige Wheelhouse, who never gave up on us. She was always available to show homes, answer questions, never pressured us into anything and was able to negotiate and get our sale closed in 5 weeks.

If you have any good advice for a new home owner, please leave a comment.