Well it happened. 2 1/2 weeks before our closing date we found ourselves a house. If you've been following my laments in the past over enduring 18 months of trying to sell our place, you'd understand what a big relief this is. I always knew in my heart of hearts that God had a plan and even though his timing wasn't preferable, it was productive. We will now have much more of a house than we dreamed of. We also got it for a very reasonable price. It's in an area with superb market value, so it's also an investment into our future. But the most important part is....I LOVE THE FREAKIN' HOUSE!!!!!!!! I love love love it!! Not more than my family or friends mind you, but it will be a fun place to live and enjoy friendships.
The house had been on the market since early spring, though I'm not sure exactly. Wendy, do you know? Anyways, nobody bit, so they had to lower their price...twice. We got it for $29,000 less than their first listing price. This is something that makes my hubby squeal with delight, which is great since he was not keen on the idea of moving at all 2 years ago when I first "presented" the idea to him. Now I catch him doing little dances of joy, over the house, and how great it is, and how everything worked out so well. We are truly humbled because it's more than we ever expected.
The location is so perfect it's not funny. Seriously. Easy peasy access to the highway, and walking distance to where all the action is, and most importantly, our bestest friends (who happened to have found the house for us in the first place!).
We get in the end of August. Here's a few pictures that were taken in early May (which around here looks like late March or early April where I come from). It looks like an autumn house, which is funny because I'm starting to think that's my favourite season...maybe.
That's all the peeking for now!