First Time Homebuyers

October 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

So it’s official, WE’RE HOMEOWNERS!

It’s been a very long, ongoing process, but we’re now officially moved into the new house. If you click on the photo below it will take you to my Flickr set where you can see all of the photos (just click on the We bought a House (set) link on the right hand side). Be forewarned there are 30 some odd photos.  

our very first house!

We only looked at three houses total and we just knew this house was the one for us. The house is about 1500 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It’s a tri-level with a very unique floor plan. When you walk in the front door there are two stair cases, one goes upstairs to the living room, dining room, and kitchen and the other goes downstairs to the two extra bedrooms and bathroom. When you walk upstairs toward the living room, if you turn right (instead of turning left to go to the living room) you come to another set of stairs that leads into the master bedroom.

When we first looked at the house the realtor pointed out that some people may not like the floor plan because once you have children their bedrooms are downstairs, to which I replied, “That’s what baby monitors are for.” Not to mention, when babies are first born they usually sleep in your room for the first few months.

I digress. The entire house has been completely remodeled and updated inside, so in essence it’s like we bought a brand new house. I just LOVE the big picture window in the living room. (Sorry about the crappy photo, I “borrowed” them from the listing site and they’re pretty bad quality and horrible lighting.)

living room

And the kitchen has SOOOO much counter and cupboard space compared to the rental we were living in.

TONS of counter space

The tub in the master bathroom is WAY bigger than the one in our rental, now J and I can actually fit comfortably together. Something tells me that our nightly baths are about to last much longer than they have in the past.

There are so many things we love about the house; the biggest one is the price tag. We ended up paying $169,900 for it, can you believe that?! When we originally looked at the place, our realtor said that for our price range that she hasn’t seen anything as nice as this house. She was definitely right because the other houses we looked at in our price range needed at least $40,000-50,000 in updates and repairs.

Our loan program is pretty awesome, it’s 100% financing so we didn’t have to put anything down. The seller’s paid our closing costs and we even got our earnest money back. So the only part we had to pay for was the home inspection which was only $300. We bought a house for an entire $300!! Crazy right?

Side note-we have the best realtor in the world! She had this AMAZING sign custom made as a housewarming gift for us, how freaking cute is it? I absolutely ADORE it. (She also took me to dinner and a play on her. We’ve since become great friends and I can’t wait to hang out with her more.)

our custom fish sign our realtor gave us, LOVE IT!

We slowly moved our stuff to the new house one room at a time. Since J and I have different days off it made it a little hard, but on Sunday we moved almost everything into the new house and we scrubbed the rental from top to bottom. We have a few last finishing touches to take care of. The carpet guy comes on Thursday and J is going to spend that day cleaning out the garage and mowing the lawn. Then we have the walkthrough with our landlord on Saturday and after that we’re officially done with the world of renting!!! Thank God!

Now it’s on to unpacking, organizing, and spending the next few months painting and decorating. Wish us luck!

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  1. Awww! SO happy for you!! Enjoy your new house! 🙂

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