Tuesday, March 4, 2014

So We Are Buying A House!


We have put in an offer and are actually in escrow!

Now I say actually because this is the THIRD house that we have put an offer in on.  The first one we loved but they had Mello-Roos that were going to be almost half as much as our property taxes.  I just couldn't handle that especially since there were things about the property that weren't necessarily loved items.  The second house we put an offer in on was somewhat perfect.  It was the neighborhood we wanted, school district we wanted, close to the Air Force Base (even though we are Army we still enjoy the perks of the closest commissary for groceries).  We started imagining where we would put things and what colors we would paint the inside...well they were shitty and gave it to their friends after we had put an offer in on it.  I was highly upset but looking back now, I know that it wouldn't have been the most perfect house for us.

Now this house!  I am thoroughly excited about!  It is closer to my work and still in a nice neighborhood.  Best thing!?  Still in the school district we want for our littles!!! :)  It has a big backyard for the pup pups and already has garden beds built in.  Has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a huge living room and open concept with the kitchen.  It is the perfect size and I think it will fit out family nicely.  We put an offer in and heard back less than a week later that it was accepted.  We have started escrow and are hoping that we can be in there in less than two weeks! :)

Now while this house is perfect there are cosmetic things that need to be fixed...

The entire kitchen, living room and hallways are blue!  I don't just mean one shade of blue either.  As you can see from the picture above the kitchen is a deep blue and then the rest of the above mentioned are a shade of powder blue.  I like blue as much as the next girl but not in these big amounts.  The blue walls are going!

The master bedroom.  Oh goodness.  Probably the thing I am most sad about is what they did to it.  Nothing major...just cosmetic...but take a look!

ORANGE!!!!  And lots of it!!!  And not only is it all FOUR walls but they also painted the entire master en suite also!!!!  My poor husband and father-in-law.  They have their work cut out for them with this little baby.  

So overall, we are extremely pleased and can't wait to move into our first home!

Any good makeover tips for our new abode?
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  1. Ccongrats on your new home! I wish I had more tips for you, but we've never bought one before! I am hoping super super soon after we get married in August cause I am SICK of living in an apartment!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. No worries, I know what apartment living is all about. We lived in a one-bedroom, 625 square feet place and we couldn't wait to get out of there. Best wishes on your upcoming big day also! :)

  2. Congratulations!!! That's so exciting. I can't wait for the day that I can say "so we are buying a house!"

    1. It is pretty exciting but also nerve wrecking! Plus with your guys' schedule and life right now that would probably be difficult. But one day! :)