I've been living in apartments ever since my half-year in South Korea in 2013. While I've been living in a house for the last two years, my spouse and I haven't been on the lease.
We don't didn't expect to get the house either. It was mine, my spouse's, and our housemates first choice, but there were prospective renters ahead of us. We were sure they'd sign, and with homelessness looming (the landlord is selling the house we live in now) we figured we'd have to settle.
But they didn't sign, and we got the go ahead to meet, inspect, and sign.
So we're excited. We live right next to one of our good friends, too.