I just checked our house savings account… this time next week, we’ll be at 75% of our goal for cash savings! This time next month, we’ll be very near our goal. I set our goal to what I thought was enough (although it’s still significantly more than what most people are putting down on a house these days). I’ve come to learn that if we want a “deal” on something we can realistically afford, we’ll need to save a little more. At the rate we’re going, that shouldn’t be a problem. Ideally we should have our Realtor taking us to look at houses now. If we wait until we reach our goal, then have Della take us to look at houses, by the time we find and fall in love with a house we’ll have more than what is expected of us for the loan amount(s) we’re considering. Exciting!