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May 31, 2012

I am so so so excited to finally tell y’all that we are for REAL getting a new home. Like FOR REAL!!

I am beyond excited and ready for the projects and landscaping. Ok, maybe not ready for the landscaping part, but I am excited!

We put in an offer on this short sale back at the beginning of March after 2 showings in February. Because it’s a short sale our offer has to get approved by the sellers then go to the bank to be approved. This process has nightmare stories normally associated but ours was actually pretty easy and “quick” for a short sale. I think a lot of our success was due in part because we, both the sellers and us, had great people on our side. Our agents worked with both of our attorneys and the attorneys worked with the bank. Now that we’ve gotten the approval letter my mortgage company has been amazing too!

But onto the most import part….The house. It’s is awesome.  It’s 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with a 2 car garage. Has a great big backyard that’s completely fenced and is in the back of a quiet neighborhood. It has mature landscaping that needs to be attacked with a chain saw to get it back to appropriate heights but I’m thankful not have to invest in a lot of plants in the near future.

The house is not without it’s needs too though. A new roof is an immediate need. Windows are rotting and need to be replaced (rotting wood is a home owner perk of coastal living I suppose) and thanks to what appear to be 2 very active little boys the house needs a good coat of paint in every room.We’ll need to start over with appliances since ours stayed with the house we sold and the owners are taking theirs with them. We also don’t have things like a lawn mower or a mattress right now, so we have some shopping to do.

The bones of the house are awesome – pretty much exactly what we were aiming for and for an AWESOME price thanks to the short sale situation. I have some fun ideas for painting (read: neutrals everywhere) and just can’t wait to get my hands on it.

We should be able to call it home in June and I am literally counting down the days! Once it’s officially “ours” I’ll share more pictures, but for now you get my sneak peak.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Amanda permalink
    May 31, 2012 2:12 pm

    So excited!! Can’t wait to help you with the projects!

  2. May 31, 2012 3:47 pm

    OMG, it’s GORGOUS! I am so excited you guys got it and although I know it will be alot of work, it looks like you guys will really enjoy it and feel like home there. When can we visit?? :) We will be heading back from Sunset Beach one weekend in early July, maybe we can stop by long enough to say hi and give Finley some loves!

  3. May 31, 2012 11:37 pm

    Congrats! How exciting for you guys! Can’t wait to hear more about this adventure and see pictures! :)

  4. June 5, 2012 10:05 am

    Congrats! So exciting – I am thrilled for y’all! We’re having to replace all the wood trim around the windows at our new beach place – sooooo much fun. Ha.


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