The Setback

Day 10 . The Setback | Te Amo Too

You guys, the whole buying process is kind of stressful! I don’t think we ever had to sign so many documents in our lives (and by we I mean my husband!). You fill out so many forms and go after so many documents, and then it’s all the back and forth of I need this and that. These things make me cringe! I always think they’re gonna ask for something that we don’t have. Like it happens every single time I am trying to renew my driver’s license (it expires the same day we have to renew our visas). Our closing day […]

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The Day We Found a House

Day 9 . The Day We Found a House | Te Amo Too

I told you a couple of posts ago that I started doing my research and saving favorite house listings pretty early on. After we did a drive by and eliminated a few houses, we talked to our realtor about the ones we were interested in and she scheduled the walk ins. Going house shopping is so much fun and surreal at the same time. It’s one of those things that I wanted so much but it always felt so far away in the future. And when it’s time, it just feels like you’re living in a dream. Just like your […]

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My 5 Best Tips for Buying a House

My 5 Best Tips for Buying a House | Te Amo Too

At this point in life I have a lot of experience packing and moving but I am absolutely not an expert on buying a house, since we just bought our first one, and we’re still not done with the process. So I am just going to share what happened to us and I hope it helps! I would love to hear about your experiences on the comment section below. The process of buying a house starts way earlier than you would think. For us, it actually started a few years ago. We knew that we would like to buy a […]

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How to Find a House in a New Town

How to Find a House in a New Town | Te Amo Too

Google, Google and Google. As soon as my husband accepted the job offer in Virginia I started doing my research online. At first I was excited about the city which led me to google things like “what to do in Richmond”, but soon after that I wanted to be prepared for the biggest purchase of our lives: our first house. This led me to more Googling – “what I should know about Richmond”, “moving to Richmond”, “good school districts in Richmond”, basically any Richmond combination I could think of! Download the Realtor.com app for your phone. I tried a couple […]

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The Day We Started Packing (part 2)

Day 5 . The Day We Started Packing | Write 31 Days | Te Amo Too

The Plan: Pack one room a day, leaving enough time to repair and clean the apartment before returning the keys. Be completely done on moving day and watch the movers load everything in the truck while grinning because for the first time ever we actually paid people to load and unload the truck. Eat lunch on our way to Virginia. Unload the truck into the storage unit at 5:00 pm. Go out to eat and celebrate! Reality (what actually happened): Pack everything that can fit in a box. Not enough time to be organized. Pay someone an absurd amount of […]

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The Day We Started Packing (part 1)

(and by we I mean I) My thoughts before packing: I can do this. Look at the amount of stuff all your friends have. You don’t own a third of it; You came to this country with a few suitcases. It’s not like you’ve been accumulating stuff all your life. Your childhood memories are only that: memories! No keepsakes, no family heirlooms, only a few years worth of stuff. You can do this; You have moved before. It didn’t take that long to gather all your junk and put it somewhere else. You can do this; You are such a […]

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The Day We Moved

Day 2 . the day we moved | Te Amo Too

You may or may not have ever read the About Me page. If you did you know that when my husband and I got married in 2007 we moved from Brazil to Kentucky with a few bags. Than three years later we moved from Kentucky to South Carolina with two little ones and a few extra bags. We lived in South Carolina for five years and this August we moved again, this time from South Carolina to Virginia, with three kids, a whole lot of boxes and only a few bags ;) Along the years we enjoyed and explored each little […]

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