After months of searching we finally made a decision, bit the bullet and decided to put yet another contract on a house.
The builder refused our contract. We were good with that, as the street has no internet or cable services. We work from home and must have high-speed internet service. After debating about it for a few days and trying to figure out some "work-arounds" with the internet issue, we decided to go back to negotiate a contract on the house. Bad news, it had a contract on it. Our realtor encouraged us to go ahead and submit our offer as the other contract was a "contingency". The other couple would need to sell their house before they could buy this house. We submitted our offer. The other couple had 24 hours to show that they could finance the house without selling their house first. They had to withdraw their contract and ours was accepted....the first step to our new home.
When our realtor first took us to this house, we were skeptical about the area, but very interested in the house. It is a small house, but had features that gave it a custom-built appearance to make it look a little different....like the trim above the windows...
....and the wainscoting in the dining area. Granite countertops also make a difference...
...as does the open floor plan. Since there is no stove or refrigerator, I've been relieved of my cooking duties! ;-)
It has the fireplace I requested....
....but I don't know where I will put my new sticks (you can read about my new sticks here). As you can see, the area above the fireplace is wired for a TV. The builder even made a nice picture frame for the TV.
The master bedroom is small...
..as is the master bath.
These things do not matter to us...we wanted a smaller home.
Our sofa will not fit in the main floor living space...
....but that's okay also...because this house has a real bonus room, not a BOGUS room!
...and threw my back out. I was cool with it.
I cannot tell you how glad we are that the search is over! We will close around the middle of August. We have until the end of September to be out of this house, which gives us plenty of time to get over there and start personalizing a few things. I've got a running list started and my Pinterest boards will hopefully come to life.
I've picked out some new paint colors for the rooms in the house. The hubster wanted to know why I wanted to paint a brand new house that had been freshly painted. I explained that I wanted to have parts of me intermingled with all the new finishes. He told me to roll across the floors and there would be parts of me all over the place, along with all the food scraps the construction workers left behind. Pfft. I'll bribe him with some power tools and he will be following me around begging for a new project.
So there you have it...our home search journey of the good, the bad and the ugly. Now, I have to ask for your help. You see that ugly return cover on the left side in the photo above? We have to find a creative way to cover that eyesore. It is the first thing you see when you walk in the door. I'm open to suggestions. I might even have to hold a "Decorate My Entry" contest!
*photos courtesy of realtor