We have lived in our house for 14 years now. Wow, how fast time goes by! I remember what all we had to do to buy our house. We had to check out mortgage lenders to find the best one, and our realtor was very helpful. I remember we had a mountain of paper work to sign at the closing, but it went surprisingly fast. And what I remember most was when we first walked into our house after the closing, our realtor had left a beautifully wrapped little present to welcome us into our home. That was sweet!