We’re very excited to share with you that Jesse purchased his house debt-free this month!
Jesse (23) worked hard to save over the past years and be wise with his expenditures. Also, living at home and no rent charged enabled him to save even faster. Dad and Mom are so gracious to provide for us in that way!
So, how did this come about? Jesse’s been watching the housing market for a while. Last year, he considered a house, but after some time, he saw it wasn’t a good fit. Then, in May, we had some friends over, and as part of the conversation, they casually mentioned the house next door to them, and that it was a rental house.
Jesse had the idea to contact the owner to see if he was at all interested in selling, and would you believe, the man was just about to list his house?! Every part of the process went smoothly. We praise the Lord for this exciting answer to prayer–and a fulfillment of a vision my dad had for his sons!
Jesse plans to use the house as a rental until he needs it, and he’s not in a relationship.
Dropping off his check at the title company!
At the house closing!
I strongly recommend two resources (Preparing Sons and Buying a House Debt-Free). My parents share practically how they prepared my brothers not only to provide for their future family but also how they encouraged them to buy a house debt-free.
“… and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverbs 22:7
We’re excited to share the news: John bought his own house debt-free this summer! After over a year of looking, searching, and praying, this one suddenly appeared. Wow! All the pieces came together, and John purchased it. It was an exciting day for sure.
John invited the family over for a time of blessing and prayer. We enjoyed exploring the house and getting a tour as well! It was fun to see the littles looking at Uncle John’s house.
The condition of the house overall was quite good. But still a lot of work to be done! Projects make for awesome family times. John has been diligent to get materials for his house in very creative + thrifty ways. We’ll share more on that later.
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.” Proverbs 14:27
Joseph bought a house Thursday! It is exciting to see how the Lord brought it all together.
Years ago, Dad and Mom laid forth a “vision” (meaning goals for their future) to my brothers which included purchasing homes debt-free. Each one has taken this goal seriously, working to save their money and praying about the house the Lord would have for them. Nathan, in 2001, bought his home. Christopher, in 2009, bought his home. Joseph, now in 2012, has also bought his. Houses are not bought debt-free easily as everyone knows. It takes years of hard work and saving to accomplish it. My brothers have taken the vision as their own, looking forward to the day they would be able to purchase their homes.
Joseph has been praying for a house, and one day last week, he felt prompted to look online, and found this one, which had only been listed an hour earlier. He was immediately interested and contacted the realtor. Joseph, John, and Jesse did the walk-through tour, and after praying and consulting with Dad (he was with the bus in Salina), Joseph made an offer. It was countered, and Joseph returned with his counter. The seller agreed! The house is about a mile from our house.
Thursday morning, Dad and Joseph met with the realtor at the title company, and Joseph presented his check. After signing his name on several papers, the process was done.
Joseph’s dream has been to either fix up a house or to build one. As it is, the house needs a lot of cosmetic work: from new windows to flooring, to painting, to bathroom work, and more. It is perfect for Joseph! Joseph will continue to live here at home until the Lord calls him to get married.
Truly, we marvel at God’s goodness. Each of my brothers’ house stories is different. Over and over, we have seen how the Lord has provided. Their years of saving and preparing have enabled them, with God’s grace, to achieve their goals.
So, with excitement, we share this with you. Don’t let the world tell you that it’s impossible to purchase a home debt-free or to raise children who won’t rebel. With God, all things are possible. With the Lord Jesus and His Word, it is possible to raise sons who can provide for a single-income family, who can live out the “vision” set before them, and who can live for the Lord Jesus. May each of us be found faithful!
With love, Sarah
Here are some initial pictures. More will be coming as the work progresses!
John and Anna stopped to pose for a picture. The kitchen already looks much different than it did on Thursday. Remodeling has begun!
“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
The Maxwell family and ministry blog of Titus2.com.