Saturday, January 29, 2011

Things Possibly Coming Together

I'm not going to get my hopes up YET, but I think things are coming together :).  We will most likely be moving forward with the house that I showed pictures of last week.  We saw it last Sunday and fell in love with it.  The issue that we ran into is that the owner is not willing to take less at all... so we have to offer full price if we want it.  But he will most likely pay closing costs if we offer full price (that's something that we're waiting to find out for sure).  It's more than we wanted to pay, but we also feel like it is a house that we could see ourselves growing old in, so we feel like it will be worth it.  We can afford it, we just didn't plan on that much :).  It's also worth more than they are asking, and in a few years, it'll be worth even more (the area is growing quickly!).

It feels like a bed and breakfast!  It's cozy, yet spacious (2030 square feet, but divided up well), has a wood burning fireplace, hard wood floors, original kitchen is in amazing shape, it has 2 living areas and a dining room, and the upstairs master suite is amazing!  It is an escape!  It has a desk area, sitting area, a walk-in closet, and a cute bathroom.  The backyard is HUGE and we would have plenty of space for a garden and for the kids to play for hours :).  The lot is almost a quarter acre (which, for the city, is a good size!).  The neighborhood is wonderful... I drove by the house today and saw families out and about riding bikes and walking around.  Very family friendly.  There's a grocery store a few streets over, and it's a short drive to Urban Acres (the local health food store).  It's also just a short drive to my job (and church!).  It's really the perfect house for our family. 

Here are some pictures that we took:

Some wallpaper would have to be removed in a few rooms, but as we can see, that's all that would need to be done!  The house is in good shape and is well taken care of.

I'll keep you updated on this house... I'm pretty sure this is the one!  Of course, I've said that before so I am still guarding myself a little :).  

1 comment:

Angie Tieman said...

LOVE it! I'll take it!