As many of you know, I have been working on buying my own place for almost a year now. After 6 months working on getting my permanent residence Visa and now 3 months on a bank loan, I have purchased my own place! Although this process was one of the most frustrating times in my life, I am so thankful for everything God has taught me about His timing and trusting him with everything!
I am moving to a town near the city of Banská Bystrica, where I currently live. When I say close, I mean real close, it is over a small mountain from the city, it takes 25-30 minutes to walk to my office, which is not long at all. The funny thing is, the Apartment is the exact same age as me just one month younger. Wait! What?! An Apartment? You might ask yourself why would I ever buy an apartment rather then a house. For one, starting price for a house is around $180,000. The Majority of Slovaks live in apartments, making apartments more like a normal family house in the U.S.
I am excited about this move for two reasons. One, I feel more permanent, owning my own place and being able to make it exactly how I want. Secondly, it is a much better use of the money God has given me, rather then just throwing it down the rent hole. I am thankful that God has worked all of this out and am anticipating all the things he will do in this new home!