a bit about me:
Realtor & Owner
Hi, I am Ashley Oshinsky. I am a full-service Realtor and founder of Higher Living Real Estate LLC.
I’ve lived in 15 different places in 30 years. Growing up in a divorced family, we moved a lot. During the recession, I called many places home. I’ve seen my childhood home go into foreclosure and witnessed many friends & family experience the same. Home has always been more of a feeling than a place for me, as it had to be during hard times.
But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t want somewhere to set down roots.
Recently, I got married and we were finally in a place to take the ultimate risk and buy our first home!
House hunting took a lot of convincing on my part to my husband, Vic. He thought we should stay in our rental, that we’d had for seven long years, and save more money. He was worried that we would get in over our heads. I was fearful too, I mean I had seen people I love lose everything. I didn’t want to lose everything I had worked for.
But something inside me said f*ck fear and to go for it, you’re ready! So, that’s exactly what we did. We got our pre-approval, had the money for the down payment, and found the home that we wanted to buy.
On my 29th birthday, we closed on our first home. It was an experience that truly changed my life. It had been almost 15 years since I was in a home that was not a rental or roommate situation. My husband and I now have something that is ours, that we can paint and design the way we like. We can have friends and family over and entertain. These were all things I really thought were super far away for me.
Taking a financial risk and believing in myself were two very difficult things for me to overcome due to the struggles in my past and the things I have witnessed. I have chosen not to let the past define me, but rather to let it be the driving force in creating the life I want to have. Having been through that leap recently myself, I know exactly how you’re feeling, what petty arguments you’re having with your partner, and I know what it takes to get through the process as quickly and seamlessly as possible!