I feel terrible even asking for this but I received some really good news yesterday. Some may know I have been trying really hard to buy a house. I started really trying in June of last year & was actually denied for pre-qual so I basically had to stop there & work on my credit. I've been a complete stress-wreck ever since trying to pay down balances & pay off cc debt. I can finally say I'm 2 payments away from paying off my cc debt & I was informed yesterday that I am now pre-qualified to buy a house!! I have 3 months to find something & unfortunately my pre-qual is contingent upon the seller paying my closing costs which I think might present a little bit of a challenge. I am leaning more towards new construction because of the warranty that the house will have for at least the first 12 months. Can y'all pass along some good thoughts for me that this process goes smoothly? For any of my FB friends I have not made any announcements there yet as there are certain people I don't want knowing until I sign a contract. Also, any tips or suggestions on what I can & cannot negotiate would be extremely helpful as this will be my 1st home purchase. I'm starting my search this weekend.