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House News

August 26th, 2010

As of today, the last contingency was removed from our contract so unless something happens to make our funding fall through or the seller completely wig out and just don’t show up to sign the papers and hand over the keys, it looks like we are buying ourselves a house.

The inspection was done 2 weeks ago. The inspector (who is known to be picky) joked that it was such a great house and in such great shape that if our deal fell through he would happily buy it. The only findings were incredibly minor: a toilet valve because one of the toilets run, the shower head in the master bath needs tightened, and some dirt needs filled in one corner where the sidewalk and driveway meet because it has eroded away a bit. Seriously, that was all. I can find more than that wrong with the house I am currently living in.

Our appraisal was done last week and we received the report today. It was appraised for a little more than we are paying for it and no repairs are required.

I’m excited to have a decent dining area again – we will have a big dining room (although please know that they use a fish eye lens for these photos – the rooms aren’t as big as they look) as well as an informal dining area. This photo is taken standing in the foyer. That is the front door and dining room. The door way on the left of the photo is the butlers pantry (HA!).

This is the living room (not as huge as it looks – I swear). To the right is the informal dining area. The bright room in the back is my favorite room – the florida room. It makes me smile.

The kitchen. I will miss my island but I am not going to lack in counter space or cabinet space. It is actually a little embarrassing how big it is. I would love to change the hardware but would probably need a home equity line of credit to buy that many knobs and pulls. I am gah gah for the floors. The cabinets…might end up painted. They are the builder’s standard and I’m not in love with them but we shall see. The counter tops are black granite.

To the right is the butlers pantry again (HA! Yes I laugh every time I say it).

So there you have it…a little more of a peek into our new digs. I will probably share more as we get closer because I’m excited and because I love seeing houses so I assume some of you do too.

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22 Responses to “House News”

  1. Angie Says:

    OMG it is beautiful! I want to see more pictures!!! Please send them!!!

  2. Sonia in MO Says:

    Oh, you are buying a Gorgeous house! The hardwood throughout is wonderful! I am such an HGTV junkie – I love to see other people’s homes and then steal…um…borrow their ideas 🙂 Check Amazon and Ebay for cabinet hardware – I’ve been (very) slowly redoing all the fixtures and hardware in my home to update it a bit (My home is a victim of “builder’s standard” as well) and I’ve gotten some fantastic buys online.

    Fingers crossed everything goes well for you for closing!!! And keep the pics coming!

  3. Ashley Says:

    It looks FABULOUS… girl, I cannot count how many cabinets you have there… WOW!

  4. dana Says:

    I love love love it! I can’t wait to see more pictures so I can visualize what it would be like for me to live there. Sometimes I wonder why I’m still in NJ. I could have alot more everything if I lived down south, house, yard, money in the bank. Happy for you all and waiting for more pictures.

  5. Martha Says:

    Love it! Keep the photos coming, I am such a house junkie, I sit and watch House Hunters, Property Virgins, Curb appeal ad nauseum…

    So happy for you, you deserve a beautiful kitchen. (I am thinking i may be deserving one too!)

  6. Bobbi Says:

    I want that kitchen!!! The home is beautiful!!

  7. Alleen Says:

    Swoon…… It’s beautiful!

  8. Stephanie Says:

    Holy cow it is so awesome!! congrats

  9. Kathleen Says:

    looove it all! Gorgeous! Gah gah for the floors, too!
    I saw a few redone kitchen/cabinets on Before and After (a blog). I’ll try to find some. Amazing what some stain or paint can do! Otherwise, the house looks amazing with good neutral colors and bright light! Congrats!!

  10. debbie Says:

    OMG! I’m green with envy.
    I hear you about the dining room. If I ever get to buy a new house, that is the one thing that I want the most, a dining room. The crown molding in there is so purdy.
    That is just beautiful. You must be giddy.
    Congrats!!
    Debbie

  11. Jill Says:

    It looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see more! I love looking at house pictures too. I watch all those home shows on HGTV.

    Jill

  12. Julie P Says:

    Love it – I am so happy for you and your family! You have been in temp housing and dealing so well with it, that I am just thrilled for you. The spaces look fabulous. Paint colors look good and you’ll have so much fun decorating the space.

  13. Cindi Says:

    I admit it, I snuck over here after your post on fb, hoping to see some photos-and was happy to be rewarded. What beautiful digs. Enjoy every moment and have NO guilt…You guys have worked hard for your slice of the american dream ;).

  14. Jessica Says:

    Awesome girl!! So happy for you!! I love love love the floors!! Congrats!!!

  15. kelkamp Says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!

  16. Laurie Mitchell Says:

    Can I come live with you?!? I would fit nicely in the butlers pantry!!! 🙂 Congrats! Everything is beautiful…As much as I was jealous of the pantry and master closet, I think I have reached a new jealousy level over the kitchen…. Very excited for you!!!!

  17. KimN Says:

    Hey! That’s MY house.

    Oh wait….no….that’s just me wishing that was my house. Oh man, that is gorgeous!

  18. Denise :o) Says:

    Love the new house! It’s beautiful!! :o)

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