Sunday, February 21, 2010

We found a house!

So the first day we went out and looked at houses was January 16th. I think we looked at like 7 houses that day. Sunday we went out and looked at like 12 more and then on Monday my parents came and looked at 3 that we liked from the previous days and then my mom and I looked at like 8 more that day. Well we decided to make an offer on the 4th house that we looked at.

So, referring to the checklist I posted of things we wanted in the house, let's see how it worked out.

Minimum 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths? - CHECK. This house has 3 bedrooms and 1-3/4 baths. What's a 3/4 bath you ask? It has a toilet, sink and a stand-up shower as opposed to a full tub.

Minimum 1500 sq. ft.? - CHECK. This house is 1732 sq. ft.

0.3+ acre lot? - No check. The lot is 0.25 acres, but we love the location and it's not in a new sub so we actually have trees :o)

All brick construction? - CHECK. Brick and some stone...looks pretty cool.

Basement? - CHECK. And bonus, it's unfinished so we can do whatever we want to it.

2-car garage attached garage? - CHECK.

I really wanted a master suite but didn't have it as a must have. This house doesn't have one but there are two closets in the master bedroom so that works for me. Sorry Jim...you'll need to put your clothes elsewhere, lol.

So after A LOT of going back and forth about this and that, we're set to close on Friday, February 26th. I'm so excited! We don't get immediate occupancy though. The seller gets 60 days occupancy to find another place of her own. That's fine by us though because it just gives us a little more time to pack and clean up the condo to get it ready to rent (hopefully!).

So I don't have any good pics really, but here's a few:

Here's the kitchen and eating area...


The kitchen definitely needs some updating but it's livable for now so that will have to wait. I really like the window over the sink.

Here's the more laid back family room. (There's a more formal living area at the front of the house)...


The stone around the fireplace is what the stone on the front of the house looks like. I like the stone...a little different that the typical brick surround. And ya gotta love that paneling and textured ceiling, but it will change...all in due time.

And here's the best one. Check out the tile in the bathroom!



Oh and the floor tile matches...awesome! This is the first task once we move in. Remodel hideous bathroom!

So for the past month or so, all this house stuff has totally taken over our lives. But I'm SO HAPPY to move on and can't wait to start making that house our home.

4 comments:

Rachel A said...

eeek I'm so excited for you guys!!

Shaina said...

Oh this is so exciting!!! Congrats!!

Rachel L said...

so freakin' excited for you guys!!! and that bathroom tile- H.O.T. lol! but hey that's what sledge hammers are for huh?

Kalee said...

That fireplace is to die for! The bathroom tiles shape is fine (I like the Moroccan look) but the color is whoa hideous, have fun with the removal!