Cute right? Do you see some potential there??? (Please say yes!!)
Well, Matt and I have taken an official grown-up step into the world of homeownership. Actually, more like we have taken a headlong leap into that scary scary world. Who knew there was so much involved?? SHEESH!
We have looked at houses off and on for the past year, and up until now the timing and/or the home just wasn't quite right. We would get frightened of the enormity of the undertaking that is homeownership. We worried about money, we worried about how the stress of buying a home would affect our relationship. Basically, we beat ourselves up with worry, and quit looking.
Then Matt saw this home. I immediately thought...wow! But then saw the location. To me, it wasn't ideal. Mostly because it isn't country, and country is what I love. But to be realistic, there is no way we can afford to buy the home of our dreams on the land we want. At least not at this point!(realistically, probably not ever, but you never know)
Soooo anyway, we went to see the house with our very trustworthy realtor. No seriously, that guy is freakin' awesome. We have had some weird real estate agents before...including one who tried to convince us that a stand alone toilet in the KITCHEN was a selling point. Uh...no thanks. We made an offer on Saturday, and after over 30 hours of hearing nothing, during which we had convinced ourselves that we had not gotten the house, we finally heard back from our Realtor that they had accepted our offer with no counter offer.
The house is an older home in a historic district called The Avenues. It is definitely (right now) the worst home on the block. She needs some TLC, but fortunately for us, most of the repairs are cosmetic. Sanding floors and painting walls doesn't scare me in the least. I told Matt when we started looking that I would prefer to have a home that is not new construction so we could really make it our own and retain some character. This one...definitely NOT new construction! There are a few big repairs we will need to make right away...we need to update the electric, as well as repoint the brickwork. Oh yeah, country mouse is going to try her hand at some minor masonry! I'm sure you will get to see that debacle unfold on here. So stick around! That should be fun (for you).
AND NOW...without further ado...I give you...COUNTRY MOUSE MANOR.
We close on November 7th, then the move-in and renovation will begin. Be honest with me right now...are you interested in post about home changes? I don't mean that I'll put up a picture of every new glass we buy, but post with before and afters...do those interest you or not? I don't want to drive you away with house junk, but at the same time it is going to be occupying a large portion of my time, and I am kind of sort of hoping that MAYBE I can turn to all of your wise opinions on things like...wall color, kitchen appliances, decorating, etc.