Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I'm very pleased to announce that Jeremy and I are the proud new owners of this very lovely house!!!
We closed on the house last Tuesday, December 9th and we're super excited. I haven't mentioned anything on our blog about the house until now, because I was scared that we were jinxed and that something would fall through like our previous experience earlier this year. For those who want a recap of the terrible event, please refer to my post entitled, The House That Almost Was. There have been two other houses that we've put offers on since "the house that almost was," but the bank took too long to reply on one and we got out bid on the other. Then, just as we were very discouraged and about to give up, we found this house...in the neighborhood that I wanted to live in from the beginning and for a great price.
Though the housing market totally sucks right now, we got a killer deal on the house. It wouldn't appraise for the asking price, so the bank had to drop it $20,000!! SWEET! It's approximately 2200 square feet, 2 stories, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and a den. Plus, I'm so excited for my favorite room of the house...peace out - little, cramped kitchen...hello -beautiful, new kitchen with an island and granite countertops!
The houses in this neighborhood have small side yards, but we're right across the street from the community center (where I can work out) and the park. We're looking forward to having the park right there, because we're highly anticipating a four legged, furry friend joining the family in January or March...but more on that later!
So, we bought a house! We're not planning on moving in until mid-January though because we are going to paint, get new carpet and do some other modifications. In fact, our personal General Contractor (Jeremy's dad)drove out from Cali last week, has been staying with us and is almost has most of our improvements complete! So...come visit us in our new home!!