House Hunting in Pennsylvania

I’ve been on a short hiatus from blogging because I spent Spring Break house-hunting in Pennsylvania.

Assuming there are no glitches in the closing process, shortly after the semester ends I’ll be moving to the new house just outside of Greensburg, PA, just 6.5 miles from Seton Hill University, where I will take “a leadership role” in the creation of a new media journalism program.

It’s our first home purchase. We rented in a high-rise apartment in Toronto when we first got married, then we rented a duplex when we came to Wisconsin. We flew from Wisconsin to Pittsburgh with our two small children, and my parents drove from the Washington, D.C. area to meet us at the airport and drive us around all week. They were a great help. As far as the house-hunting goes, my wife actually did all the work (pre-approving the loan, finding a realtor, pre-screening the houses the realtor suggested, etc.). I just tagged along.