Saturday, January 17, 2009

The work begins. . . .

Thought I would share the updates on the house with everyone. . . .

I got my keys!!! yay!!My realtor, Courtney. Courtney, thank you so so so much! U are awesome!
Getting supplies. . .

The results of our shopping spree :-) (there was more stuff as well. . . )Mom hard at work in the kitchen. . . she did a WONDERFUL job on the refridge. . . we can actually use it now!

The men tearing apart my pitiful and pathetic bathtub. . . this thing was UGLY!!!
This was what was under the bathtub! It was quite a surprise. . . we found all kinds of goodies. . . acorns, droppings, etc. . . . don't worry, I cleaned it all up.

The demolition crew!! It was actually quite fun ripping and pounding the drywall, wouldn't you say so kelly?

Me and my hunny
Taking the refuse to the dump. . . what an adventure!!! First of all, I didn't know that we actually had to do the work of removing the trash once we got there. . . . also, you wouldn't believe the great stuff that people actually throw away!!! I saw so many great finds (but clayton assured me it was against the law to take the trash that others threw away at the local dump) . . . too bad . .
Caught the guy coming to take away my sign . . he wasn't too thrilled that we were taking pictures of him though. . .

Some of the first visitors to my new house :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My New Home!!!!

I have gone and done it. . . . I bought my first house!! The loan docs have been signed, financing has been completed and I will receive my keys tomorrow! It is truly a dream come true!

I found the house while garage sale-ing with my mom about a month and a half ago. . . when we had my real estate agent, Courtney, call and inquire on the property we found out (much to my dismay) that the sale was already pending. Upon further inquiry, however, we discovered that it had been pending since June of 08 and could be coming on the market any day. Courtney had though it would be a good idea to go take a look at it and perhaps make a back up offer as soon as possible. On my way out to meet Courtney to view the house I received a call. THE HOUSE WAS BACK ON THE MARKET THAT DAY!!! I couldn’t believe it!! My mom, Courtney, Clayton and I went to the house in the dark, with no electricity and flashlights to check out my house. I put an offer on it that night! After a grueling weekend of waiting to find out whether or not my offer was accepted, I finally found out that it indeed was!! My next obstacle was to get the financing through (which I was already pre-qualified). As of last Friday, my loan docs were signed and as of today the financing was completed. I should get my keys tomorrow!! (that is kind of the whole transaction in a nutshell. . . everything went uncharacteristically smooth and sort of fell into place. . . weird!)
(The fireplace! I LOVE this!!!! This sold me big time!)

I still have a lot of work to do (actually, my dad and Clayton have a lot of work to do! Ha), but the house is adorable and I can’t wait to make it “my own”!!!

(on Christmas Day. . . . family went to visit my little house and wish it Merry Christmas in our own special way)