Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Days Are Here Again!

We closed on our first home today. I was so nervous because we hadn't gotten the final, final numbers (which kept changing) until a half hour before our scheduled closing time.

The last time, we did that song and dance, was for the other house and the lender came back with an additional 10k needed to close, a few hours before that scheduled closing! Really?! Did they think would could just pluck that money out of our behinds? Yea, no, that didn't work out.

We waited with baited breath, hoping it would not be another disappointment.

Alas, the numbers were almost on target and we raced down to the bank to get a certified check. Holding that check, made out to our title company, made it all real... almost surreal. I know people buy houses everyday but for me... for us... it was a big deal. Another milestone in our journey in life together.



We can't move in right away as there's some work that needs to be done first. The biggies, new electric and heating. Those are kinda important. Also, new exterior paint, remodeled kitchen, replacing windows and new insultation in the attic are also part of the beautifying. So we're looking at about 60-90 days, weather permitting.

Front of house
  
Back of house

Once that's all done, we can move in and we can start making a house our HOME!

12 comments:

GorgeousPuddin said...

Praise God it happened!!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!You are so blessed Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

The Zhush said...

OMG! Your new house is so gorgeous! Congrats to you both...this is not only a huge milestone, but such a beautiful one at that!

Bride2B said...

aww! your new house is gorgeous, looks like it has a lot of character. congrats!

Heather Pranitis said...

Congratulations! Now you get to enjoy it.

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Your new home is gorgeous. Just how all us Europeans imagine homes in the US (with a white picket fence). I look forward to reading all about your renovation successes here.
Congratulations!!!

K. Rock said...

Congrats!! The house looks wonderful. I hope you are going to show some before and after pics. Enjoy it!!

Janeen said...

Congratulations! It looks like an amazing house!! Very nice!

CASABrasi said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations! We can't wait to see all of your home projects.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Congratulations! I know how nerve-wracking buying a new house can be! And your new place looks fabulous, it will be so fun to do some remodeling too! Can't wait to see all the photos!

xo Mary Jo

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I LOVE THAT PORCH!!!!!!! I'm saying a prayer for you.

bpret said...

Congrats you are sooo deserving! can't wait for my invite over! luv u!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

this is such a gorgeous home! can't wait to see the inside!