Better late than never, I have been meaning to do this blog post for the longest time! 2021 was one of the best years of our lives as we had 2 major life updates. First we bought our first home in April 2021 and moved in June 2021! Secondly, we also brought home the sweetest little Golden retriever puppy – Lola, in August 2021. Having a home and a dog ( in future – dogs!) is something I have yearned for for years.
Our furever family of 3! Anush, Lola and me.
After 10 years of living in a one bedroom apartment we were so ready for any upgrade ! Prior to this home search neither of us had even thought of what we wanted in a house but quickly found that we were particular about certain things and were willing to wait it out until the right house came along. But throwing ourself into this wild market was incredibly disappointing, stressful and frustrating to say the least – the insanely low supply and crazy demand, aggressive bidding wars, etc did not help at all and only made matters more difficult.It took us 4 months of grueling real estate wars in what seemed like one of the most competitive markets in the country ( apparently craziest it’s been here in Norcal since 2 decades ) to finally find what was meant to be ours! We finally said Yes to the address and found our “Tropicasa”.