- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
So, yesterday, we went out house looking for the first time ever. I’ve gone house hunting to lease before, but never to purchase. Anyways, our “number 1” from the 15 or so we saw was a rough gem in need of some polish in a GREAT neighborhood and location.
It’s a foreclosure, so it does need some cosmetic work, but doesn’t seem like anything major. It even has a recently new roof and windows!
So, we went to go look at it today for a 2nd time (knowing places go quick!) with Future Father-In-Law and when we got there our relator goes “so, uh… just so you know, there was an offer on the house at $10,000 under the asking price.”
Ahhhhhhhh, heart panick then. It wasn’t accepted and they were willing to take our offer into consideration if we were to make one today essentially.. ahhhhh, heart thumping overload!
Well, we looked through it, Future Father-In-Law agreed it was a great floor plan, needed the cosmetic help, but great bones and potential. Up to date homes in the neighborhood are selling for $50,000 more.
Well, we went to the FIL’s house which is conveniently down the street and crunched numbers. It’s still in the higher range of what we were looking at, but after crunching numbers we came to a decision, and that was that we’d be paying the same thing for a potentially less house.
This house has EVERYTHING we wanted and didn’t think we could get, and MORE! It’s the kind of house we can buy now, have multiple kids in, and be OK till we’re old and gray. It’s so much more than I ever expected in a first home here… and in our market. And a much better neighborhood.
It’s not a guarantee we’ll get it… and we know if we don’t God has something better in store for us… so if we don’t get it I don’t think I’ll be completely crushed, but the bar has been set high.
I’m tempted not to include pics, but I might as well, right? Keep in mind this is a foreclosure. Most that we looked at were in pitiful condition!
Main stairs with Great room on left, dining on right
FROG – or 4th bedroom. The room in most need of help. Most likely my studio… after some remodeling.
family room from back of it, there’s a hallway to the front and great room behind my right shoulder
Full shared bath upstairs
Master closet number 1! I didn’t take a picture of the 2nd but it’s a “normal” sized closet in addition to this!
Master bath, this needs a lot of repair. The sink unit is in good condition, but, the floor needs to be replaced. The tile was done badly, no one wiped the grout off the tile tops so around the toilet it’s covered in grout… ick
So, say some prayers that Gods will be done if it’s meant to be ours, so scary! I’ve never seen my Fiance so nervous! lol. I’m the spontaneous one and even I was nervous and felt rushed, etc. The thing is, it just hit the market Saturday, and there’s already an offer before ours! lol, this is going to be crazy if we don’t get this one… Now, to wait…