Hubs and I have been looking for a home to purchase off and on since last Spring. We looked casually - but often - so we were able to get a good idea of what we were looking for in terms of size, layout, price and location. With Baby Girl's arrival set for Spring, our hunting efforts were kicked into high gear. Luckily (or I should say divinely), the perfect house came up in the perfect location at the perfect time. After a few negotiations, it was under contract to be ours. Here is the part of the story in which I gloss over the 6 weeks' worth of back and forth between the sellers/realtors/bank/us that ensued. I'd rather it go down in the books as an "all's well that ends well" type of situation. But if you have questions or care to know more about the process in general, our process specifically, or anything real estate/mortgage process related, just email me!
The long and short of it is that we closed last week and moved 98% of our belongings last weekend (thanks to our amazing family and friends who did more than we could have imagined!). We are going to paint all the walls, trim and cabinets - so basically every surface of the house - and we have bids out for a few minor renovations to the kitchen and master bath/closet. So until we figure out the game plan for those items, everything will be staying in boxes for the time being. And trust me, folks, it is a sea of boxes.
I'll post some pictures later on so we can document this journey from beginning to end. Oh, wait, did I just hear one of you out there say that you don't care? Well then I'll document it for myself. Just so I remember not to move while 6 months pregnant ever again in my life. But for reals, this should be fun. And I'm hoping you think so too!