Sunday, March 2, 2014


So it's official. WE ARE MOVING. We have purchased a NEW HOUSE!

So from the beginning. After Eliana was born, and we were home on maternity/paternity leave, and we were stir crazy. We started going to open houses, because we like going through other people's homes. At one of these open houses, we met our realtor. She was amazing (and very patient with us).

At some point in the Summer, we decided to call it and stop looking. Our budget was too low, the houses were too small, things just weren't adding up and working in our favor. And then right after Christmas, we decided to look again. There were houses that were in our budget. And they were real houses.

So we found a house. It had 5 bedrooms, 2 HUGE living rooms, and a fully finished basement. And it was under budget. We put in a bid. And they decided they weren't interested in selling. In the end, it was a good thing. That house would have been beyond too big for us and we would have been in way over our heads. Especially when it came to heating it over the winter. That would have sucked.

So pause again. But only momentarily. We ran the numbers again. We modified our search. We found some homes we liked. We found some seriously TERRIFYING homes. There were a few houses we walked out of and talked about how they were the beginnings of horror stories.

Fast forward again. Maybe 3 weeks. We were looking. Again. We found a house. 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, a 2 car garage, an additional family room. Split level.  A flip. A brand new kitchen. And space to grow.

We put in an offer. We knew there was a second offer. We knew we would hear back that weekend. Happy Valentine's Day. I got the call in Bed Bath. They took the other offer. I deflated. We really liked this house. But would we be the backup offer? Have you ever heard of that? I hadn't. But sure. Why not. 3 days later, we found out the first offer fell through because of financing. HAH! That's what you get for not knowing your finances. And so the house was ours!

We had the home inspection on Friday. And while it didn't pass. They agreed to all our demands. And so I would like to introduce you to the new house.

We are already packing. The pictures are all off the walls. The walls are being patched and painted. This house is already beginning to say its goodbyes to us. We have taken furniture out of the house to put in storage. It is official. We are moving.

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