Thursday, January 10, 2008

Christmas time is over and we get a new house!

I have been very inattentive to my blog, but for good reason. Two days after Christmas, Ian and I got word that our loan had been pre-approved. We were very excited and Ian had been telling me that as soon as we got word of our loan, we would be on the road to look at houses. We received word about 4 p.m. on Thursday and we were on the road by 7:30. We went to look in Aberdeen, Washington, but the houses we found reflected the depressed state of the town. They had anything from rotting wood to black mold to leaking roofs. One house smelled so bad that none of us (our real estate agent included) didn't even want to step foot in the house. The smells seemed to continue to germinate in our noses for about 10 minutes after we had left the house! It was pretty scary so we scratched Aberdeen from our list of favorite places we want to live.

We found several houses in Kennewick, Washington that we were very excited about. One in particular that really made us feel at home. We made an offer and now we will be closing and moving to Washington on February 22. We visited the ward on Sunday and everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We are excited to be homeowners and can't hardly wait for February to come! The pictures are ones I took with my camera so they are not the best quality, but you get the idea. It is a 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1680 square foot rambler that was built in 1963. It is definitely livable right now, but we have a list of projects big and small that CAN be done if we are wanting extra projects. Please disregard the old lady furniture.

The layout is not drawn to scale, but it gives you an idea of where things are:

The kitchen has a LOT of cupboard space--YEA!

The family room has tons of natural light. The window that Ian is standing at will become an outdoor access, but for now it is only a HUGE window.

The living room is just off the kitchen and is connected to the dining room.


Crystal said...

congratulations! it's so exciting to own a house. You're going to love it!

Melissa & Jeremy said...

Good blog! Hope to see you soon.