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Thursday, March 4, 2010

House!

Sorry for my (relative) quietness this week. We've been busy pretty much every night since we put an offer on a house last Wednesday.

We saw this house for the first time two Sundays ago. We liked it, but because it was old we thought there were a lot of things that needed to be done. But, after seeing other houses, we just kept thinking about this one.

So, we went back the following Wednesday to see it again. After taking a closer look, we realized the only (major) thing that really had to be done was the kitchen. Since the house has been on the market for a while (because of the kitchen, presumably), the price was reduced, and right smack in the middle of our range. Walking through it again, we just fell in love, and decided right then to make an offer.

We were lucky. There was an offer a few days before, but it fell through. There was also another potential offer after ours, but they weren't allowed to entertain it until ours was finalized either way. So, the house was in demand (which is good) and we got it!

We had the inspection done yesterday, and also had a kitchen contractor come in to do measurements for an estimate. The inspection went amazingly well - the only thing that should be done in the next year are the eaves-troughs.

We finalized everything yesterday, signed the mortgage papers today, and will take possession on April 20th! We are really really excited about it, and cannot wait to move in!

I did take a bunch of photos, but don't want to post the link here for privacy reasons. If you'd like to see the photos, just email me and I can send you the link!