Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We bought a house!

I mentioned here that I would be back to share our anniversary present to each other.  Nothing gets by Cassie, and she totally guessed it.  We found the perfect house!  And it's (almost) ours!  We could not be more excited!   

So this has been in the works for a couple of weeks now, but I didn't want to say anything before it was official.  We are past the inspection and the appraisal . . . so now we just have to wait until we close at the end of the month.  In the meantime, here's a little teaser picture from the entry hall we snapped during the inspection. 


Couple of fun facts about this house:

(1)  It is literally right next to this house (the one we had the back up contract on and didn't get).  How fun will be to get to know those next door neighbors?   The house we had the back up contract on was great, but neither Justin nor I were ever super pumped about it, but we LOVED the street.  Our new house is amazing and we are totally pumped about it, and it's on the same street we loved so much.  So now we get the best of both worlds.  Winning.

(2)  We put an offer on the house and were under contract about 12 hours after it was listed.  My mom was driving by the other house when there was still a chance it would be ours and noticed the for sale sign in front of house number 2.  She called to tell me, and frankly, I thought she was crazy because it wasn't showing up on the market.  I told her maybe it was a contractors sign, but she proved me wrong and called the realtor.  He said he had just put up the for sale sign that afternoon and it would be listed at midnight.  But that if we wanted to see it the next day, we could go ahead and schedule a time.  So we did -- we were already seeing another house in the area that morning anyway.  We knew right away that we loved it.  So we put an offer on it right after we got back to our offices that morning.  They countered about an hour later and it was a done deal!

The house needs some cosmetic updates, and we are meeting with some contractors to talk about remodeling the kitchen and bathroom.  The good news is hopefully there will soon be some great before and after pictures.  I am excited to share the progress along the way with y'all.  We cannot wait to make the house our own!   
       

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the house!!

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  2. Congratulations! That's fantastic news - can't wait to see how you make it even more gorgeous than the last one!

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  3. Eek! So amazing!! Congratulations : ) You are right... everything DOES happen for a reason! xo

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  4. So exciting. I'm glad everything worked out. I can't wait to see more and watch you transform it into your new home.

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  5. Yay for you guys! That's a perfect anniversary gift to each other. Congratulations! That's so funny that it's right next to the other house. But, this was meant to be! You were meant to have this one. :)

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  6. That is awesome! What a great story! The house looks so light and bright... can't wait to see more!

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  7. Whoo Hoo! Sounds like it was definitely meant to be! I can't wait to see what you guys do with the place!

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  8. That's amazing!! Congratulations!

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  9. Such awesome news!!!!! I am so excited for you. So so fun. You will undoubtedly make it gorgeous with your beautiful taste.

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  10. The teaser looks great so far! Sounds like it was meant to be! Congrats!

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  11. Congratulations!! You definitely won out on all the criteria :) After looking for so long it's over so quickly - so happy for you guys! Can't wait to see more of the house, and more importantly what you guys will do with it! Bet you can't WAIT to get your stuff out of storage and get in there :)

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  12. Yay Emily! That is awesome! I can't wait to hear what street you're on! You are going to add your and Justin's personality and touches to the home and make it yours! It looks like it gets great light!

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  13. OMG!! Congrats!!! How exciting!! Simply cannot wait to hear all about it and follow along on the progress once you get your hands on the keys! ;)

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  14. SA-WEET!!! That is totally one of those "meant to be" stories...I can't wait to see the rest of it and all the improvements that are going to be going on up in here! (c:

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  15. Congrats on buying the house! This is a very exciting time :) I'm glad you found a house in the neighbourhood your wanted!

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  16. We cant wait to come visit!!! Congrats! We love yall.

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  17. Yay!!!! Congratulations!! So excited to see all the fun projects you'll do with the new place!

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  18. Congratulations! See? Everything happens for a reason :)

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  19. omg! things happen for a reason :)))) congratulations!

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  20. WOOHOO!!! So excited...and totally selfishly bc we get to watch the gorgeous evolution!! Happy anniversary honey, I bought you a house! :) xo Does it have good cardi room in the closet???!

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