Comparing this new home with similar (though not brand new) homes in our current area, we will be saving nearly $300,000 (!) by moving to a county that is "further out" from where we currently live. I say "further out" because the actual mileage is the same distance, but it is two counties removed from Washington DC instead of a county that is adjoining the city. The commute for my husband will be about the same (possibly less) and there is still public transit should he wish to use it!
That's fine for us, but what does this mean for you?
Well, for one thing, I now have given myself permission to go crazy with Frugal Home Decor! We have been renters for nearly 4 years now and I am about to burst with fabulous (and cheap) decorating ideas!!! Oh, and just because we don't move for a few more months, doesn't mean that I can't get started right away!
I make this pledge to you all right now: I will not purchase a single "new" thing for my new home - it will all be homemade, remade, re-purposed, recycled, or invented. Let the fun begin!