Sunday, July 16, 2006

WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!

The front of the house
As you know, we moved into my parents' house last October to save up for a home. With all the money we were spending on rent and utilities and all that, we were never going to be able to save enough money to make a down payment on a home. So we moved in with my parents and have been living in their basement for the last 9 months. Honestly, it was surprisingly easy to live here, my parents are so relaxed and generous, super-easy going people and just great to live with. Our plan was to try to buy a house in 1 year. This last month, I've been working with a mortgage broker on getting pre-approved, and over the course of the last 2 months, we've had our eye on a house that seems to be the best of all worlds: A cosmetic fixer (it's really cute, just outdated, perfect so that we can make it our own style), in a great location (1 block from the park, walking distance to downtown, and right near family!) and well sized house and property (1660 sq ft, on a quarter acre...lots for this area) and it even has a pool and spa. Lucky for us, there was an offer made on the house last week that ended up falling through, so when we got officially pre-approved, we made an offer immediately! We made the offer Friday, and found out Saturday morning that our offer was accepted! I AM SO EXCITED!!! Every morning I wake up, I can't help but think about the house, like what color we should paint the dining room, how long it will take to refinish the wood floors, and whether we should paint over the knotty pine in the family room or not.

I'm just really thankful that we're able to give Sweetie Pie a good home, with its own bedroom and its own place to just roam around. YAY! I'll post more pictures of the house later...

10 comments:

janet said...

congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how crazy to get a house and a baby within weeks of one another, too. life can be funny sometimes. if I were you, I don't think I'd be sleeping at ALL and I would totally be thinking about paint colors 24/7.

And, I'm sorry, but did you really say it has a POOL? OMG, I hate you now! It's going to be 100 degrees here tomorrow and I would kill for a pool.

liberalbanana said...

Wow, congratulations! I know that buying a house in California is just as stressful as it is in DC (very expensive, multiple offers to contend with) so I'm SO happy for you guys! I know what you mean about always thinking about it - with Boyfriend and me planning on moving in together, I think about that all the time, too! I can't wait to see more pictures! It sounds completely perfect. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!

KellyF said...

That is fabulous news!! I can't wait to see more pictures. Congratulations to you both!

Silly Hily said...

Well congratulations you home owner you. That house has some killer curb appeal.
Be sure to take before and after pics of all your little projects.
Congratulaions again. I'm so happy for you.

Silly Hily said...

If you don't mind, would you send me your e-mail address to: sillyhily@gmail.com?

Chas said...

Congratulations on buying your first house! It feels so good to make that purchase. We're in the process of selling our first house, and it's kind of rough letting go of it.

Morgan said...

Hi! I just found your blog and was reading your previous post. With my 2nd son my due date was between April 24th and May 3rd, so I told everyone April 24th. BIG MISTAKE!!!! The 6 days after that were the longest of my life with everyone bugging us about when the baby would be there. Just assume it's the later date and if it's here early it will be that much better.

Congrats on the house!!!

Artist Formerly Known as Ella said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!

Isabel said...

That is one beautiful house. Congrats!!

Lindsey said...

It's so beautiful!!! Sounds like a great location too! Congrats!