In 2013, though, Tanya’s husband spotted a house for sale on Lake Superior. Relocating was something the couple had discussed but hadn’t planned on putting to action until the following year. After all, Tanya was in no rush to make a move; she was a Ph.D. student in the midst of writing her dissertation.
But seeing that the house would be perfect for them – and knowing that they may not find another like it – Tanya suggested going for it. Still, negotiations with their bank were tinged with doubts. Could they pay off two mortgages while Tanya finished her studies? Could they stomach endless noodle dinners while they did so?
As it happened, the bank did approve a new mortgage. Then, within three weeks of finding the house, Tanya and her husband were proud owners of their dream home by the lake. And with her natural flair for interiors, Tanya was already planning projects before they’d even set foot in the house.