Monday, July 26, 2010

We bought a house!!!!

We just got a call from the realtor that the offer on a house was accepted! I'm so excited - we just bought a house!!!!

Ok, we bought the house conditional on financing and the home inspection but those won't be a problem, we don't think. We have to go in to our realtor's office tomorrow to initial a change in closing date and to give our deposit. We have until August 5 to get our financing in place and to get the home inspection done and the closing date (the date we take possession) is October 10 or maybe the 15, I don't remember, but I'll know tomorrow. Either way, as long as nothing surprising happens in the home inspection, we'll be in our house before the winter - which is great, because it has a garage!

We ended up competing with another offer so we paid a little bit more than asking but I'm ok with that. It really is a gorgeous house. It's 1700sq ft with two bedrooms on the main floor and two in the finished basement. There are three bathrooms. Here are some pics of it:

Front of house
Front hallway
Dining room
Kitchen/basement stairs/living room
Living room
Master bedroom (walk-in closet visible in hall;
master ensuite is across from that door)
Second main floor bedroom
Basement rec room with entertainment area
Patio and backyard
Fruit trees - the closest one is a pear tree!
Back of the house
So what do you think? The yard is way more than we thought we'd have, but it's gorgeous with the patio, waterfall, and fruit trees, and there's a greenhouse there, too. There are birdfeeders currently in the backyard that I think the former owners will take so we'll need to put some of those back. There's no walk-out basement but the basement ceilings are high, there are two more bedrooms in the basement, and the windows are big.

The place doesn't have the tubs we'd want (the tubs are the acrylic surround-type), and the kitchen might need an island, but those are things we can change.

This house is on the other side of town from our current location and it's near the river and some other parks. The little doggie we're going to get is going to love this place :)


Anonymous said...

Ooooooo... such a pretty house! I love your yard and the layout seems quite practical :) Congratulations!
Love, Mom

Robin said...

Beautiful house - congratulations!!

PussDaddy said...

OMG it's beautiful. Congrats! I am so happy for you. If you hadn't found one soon I was going to pick one out for you, lol.