04 June 2014

House Tour, anyone?

This house. OUR house is so perfect for us. A couple of months ago we decided that we had saved up enough money (with the sweet budgeting system we have going on) to get a house. Yay! But we were in absolutely no hurry so we just made a few appointments with a lender and started to get stuff together before actively house hunting. We told a Realtor friend of ours that we were warming up and would be coming at her soon.

Then one day the Realtor called and was like, "I don't even know if this is possible, but if you guys can finish getting financed, find a house you love, and put in an offer by this weekend, you could qualify for this insane government thingamabob (my words, not hers) for first time homeowners that could save you a ton of money." My husband went into panic mode. How are we going to do that in this short of time?! But I was like "Relax! Let's just try, and if we don't find something we love we just wont put an offer in. There's nothing to lose."

That day we were faxing the lender paperwork to get financing squared away.
Then next day we looked at houses in our price range with the Realtor.
We found one we LOVED and put in an offer.
The next day it was accepted.

Wam bam, thank you ma'am. THEN I started to get nervous. Holy crap we're buying a house. A house we barely know! What if the roof is rotted? What if the whole septic system needs to be replaced? What if we jumped into this one too soon?

We got a home inspector out there immediately and he said it was in perfect condition and that we got a great deal on it. 60 days later, here we are with keys in hand. I am SO over the moon. It is right down the street from the lake we took our engagement pictures at and all I can think of is how it just feels like the house picked us.

It's a split level house, so the floor plan is different. The first awkward thing you'll notice is that you have to go up some stairs to get to the front door...and then up some MORE stairs to actually get "inside".

^ This is the "great room" or "big room" as we call it. To the right is a little space for a dining room table, I'm standing next to the kitchen, and the garage is right below us.

^ main bathroom

^ first bedroom

^ second bedroom

^ second bedroom

^ little linen closet

^ going back across the "big room" there are stairs that will lead you to the lower level

^ little family room

^ master bedroom

We actually ended up not even qualifying for the first time home-buyers thing (what do you mean, we make TOO much money?!)...but I know that this house would have been gone if we hadn't put an offer in on it the day we did - I am SO happy our realtor called us that day and told us we only had 3 days to get a house haha! Fun fact: after we had put in an offer and were signing papers a guy actually walked in, looked at the Realtor and said "So, um, I'm interested in buying this house..." NO way man, finders keepers.

Can nooooot believe that I OWN A HOUSE. Le sigh. 


Rachel Ross said...

So exciting, congrats! Looks like a great house! :)

Brooke said...

Congratulations, so exciting!

Crystal said...

Totally cute! I love that it doesn't look like every other house. It has character. It has charm. And it's ALL YOURS!! :)

Elena Ridley said...

Congratulations!! Looks like you get a ton of natural light! Very cute!

ashleynicole @ [real life, real love] said...

Nice! Looks great :) Be sure to do another tour when you've moved your stuff in!! :) Have fun making your house a home!

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

The house looks great! And it has lots of room for you to grow into!

Kimberly said...

So pretty!! And so jealous that you get to live in CA! I always get home sick in the summer (and fall and winter and spring)

Katrina said...

Congrats to you! It looks like the previous owner did a lot of work! Very cute! We will miss you though.

Heather said...

SO exciting! I loved this post because we will be house hunting later this year. Totally impressive you did that all so fast. Congrats!

.candace. said...

CONGRATS!!! It's lovely!

Kenzie Smith said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting :D The house looks amazing!

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