I am a registered nurse working in East LA. My fiance, Brandon is a civil engineer who started his own company in October 2008. For the past year, B and I have been living in a cozy little 845sq ft. loft in Downtown LA. The experience of living in an up and coming area has been amazing. We live across from the Staples Center, Ralph’s is only a short walk down the street, and restaurants/bars are constantly opening. The price of living in this gentrifying area is far from cheap, but we don’t regret the experience of living in the middle of all this action. Now that our lease is coming to an end, we decided to take the next big step and buy a house. This blog was created to document the excitement of finding our very first home together.