Thursday, February 25, 2010

Power shopping

I'll just cut to the chase and spill it... we found a house!!! We had our inspection yesterday and besides some run of the mill usual up keep kinda things like gutters and such, we just have to wait now for the paperwork to go thru and the house is all ours!

The actual paperwork and waiting will take way longer than actually finding the house did as it only took one week. Yes, one week from talking to our realtor to putting an offer on a house. What can I say? We were very motivated due to our time line of trying to get into a house before the Husband leaves and it seems that all of my hours spent looking at listings and neighborhoods paid off. W could quickly say no to certain listings, certain areas and knew what we could afford and where we wanted to live. That and a lot of luck.

The house itself is a four bedroom and has one and a half baths. It sounds huge and compared to our one bedroom apartment, it's a freakin mansion, but in terms of square footage it's not that huge, only about 1,100 square feet. But we're so excited. Even with it's small sqaure footage, small back yard and small kitchen, we still love it.

The best part is that all 1,100 square feet are in great condition and it's like taking a trip to the 1950's because that is definitly the last time that the house was updated. The house was actually built in 1928 but went through a huge remodel in the 50's complete with pink and brown tile in the full bathroom, green plastic tiles on the walls down in the half bath, double basin sink with drain boards on top of metal cabinets, a 1959 GE stove in fantatsic working condition and a built in vaccum (that still works!).

Now the 50's aren't my favorite in terms of house decor, though I adore the clothing styles, but living in a 50's house for several years before it can be turned back to a 20's house will be fun. I've already figured out that the kitchen will be robin egg's blue with yellow accents... at least I'm pretty sure. In the end though whenever we do start to do major remodels (so check back when A. is in high school, ha ha) we plan on doing it carefully so that we can salvage some of the vintage details so that someone else who just has to have a 1959's GE stove will get a great stove and we can get a few bucks. But until then, I'm excited to cook and bake in my 50's kitchen and call my friends on my rotary phone that's still on the wall!

Oh and I'll post pictures later of the inside of the house once closing comes around. I brought it to the inspection with us but like a dork forgot to check to make sure it had working batteries. Oh well!

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