Tomorrow I leave E. for five days while I am in North Carolina looking for a house. Our first. I really can't wait to finally be somewhere long enough to own a home. And I can't wait to make it mine - my choice of paint, my choice to put holes in the wall, (and they'll now be my bills for broken appliances, I know).
Anyway, I want any and all advice or suggestions you have when buying a home...from the agent, to the negotiations, to the house itself. Anything you're glad you did, wish you had done? I'm incredibly picky and try very much to be prudent. I've read and researched, but I'm sure I'll wish I had done something a little differently (like maybe not try to find a house in three days?).
Speaking of decorating one's own home, I love this show - Room Service on the Fine Living channel. Anyone else a fan? I love her style, and I love the format of the show itself - always a few minutes spent with an expert on some textile, art, or raw material used in the home. Then an easy, elegant project idea from Sarah (the show's designer). And in the end - one beautiful room (pic above is from the "cloud nine" episode)!