Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Change of Plans

Okay, one last post before I head to California.

Remember our hideously mismatched bedroom, and how I was going to make it less ugly? Those plans have been delayed. Indefinitely.


I figured I shouldn't waste any time decorating a space we won't be living in for much longer!

WE'RE BUYING A HOUSE!

I don't mean to scream in your face like that, but MY GOD we've wanted to move out of the condo for almost two years! The housing market was not kind to this type of dwelling, and we only got our exit strategy figured out a couple of months ago. I was afraid to say anything because I didn't want to jinx it, but now that we've found a house and made it through the inspection (which was yesterday), I feel like I can spill the beans.

We're movin' out, yo!

The family we're buying from hasn't found their new house yet, so the closing date is a little iffy, but you guys, IT'S HAPPENING.

I thought we'd have a more difficult (read: slower) time finding a place, because it's not like our budget is huge for where we live, but we totally lucked out finding a deal in a good neighborhood. We went to look at it Saturday morning, found out there were a bunch of other showings scheduled for that weekend, and decided to make an offer the same day. They accepted our number and cancelled the rest of the appointments. Boom! House'd!

Obviously, I'll keep you posted. What have you guys been up to this week? Anybody else hoping to move this summer? Any fellow house-hunters?

23 comments:

  1. Thats so exciting! Which neighborhood are moving to??

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  2. ohhh so excited for you Paige! woohoooo!!!!!!!!!!!

    gail

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  3. Yesssss!!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see your new place. How exciting :) It seems like all the home buying stars aligned for you guys!

    PS - have fun in California!

    Jenna

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  4. This is WONDERFUL news Paige. I'm so happy for you and the DH. I know it's something you've both been wanting. Fingers crossed for a smooth and fast closing. Hope you're enjoying your trip.

    Just wanted to let you know that 'you've been blogged'. :)

    Pam

    Things I Found After The Party
    http://batesmercantileco.blogspot.com/2012/05/things-i-found-after-party.html

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  5. Making a quick decision can get you where you want to be! Congrats!

    I think it's a great time to buy. :)

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  6. That's awesome, Paige! Congrats! My husband and I owned a condo before we bought this house and are really glad to be out of that market. I'm so excited for you and look forward to seeing pictures. Best of luck with the moving process!

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  7. OMG...I have goosebumps!!! CONGRATS!!! I'm so happy for you two! This will make your vacation even more fun...something to celebrate :)
    Can't wait to see it!

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  8. That's so exciting!!! It's such a great feeling to get out of someplace you've been wanting to move on from and into a new house! {we just celebrated 3 years in our house yesterday, and I still love, love, love it!}

    Happy moving!

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  9. How exciting! Congratulations!!! Yes, now go to California and have a relaxing time.

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  10. Congrats, Paige!! I'm so happy for you. We are still in housing hell, unfortunately. No luck last weekend. But hopefully, something will pop up soon! Hope you have an excellent trip! :)

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  11. So awesome!!! Congratulations, Paige! So happy for you guys! And enjoy your trip as well! :)

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  12. Congrats! That's so awesome that you didn't even have to house hunt for too long! =)
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow! This is so, so, so very exciting! Congratulations! I am sure it is going to be an inspiring process filled with many new emotions! Oh, I am so happy for you, Paige!!

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  14. Oh my goodness, Paige, that's so exciting!! CONGRATS!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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  15. Congratulations, Paige! That's so exciting :)
    We're not moving out of our house anytime soon, but it
    seems we are renovating forever ;-)

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  16. Congrats on finding a house!!!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  17. congratulations! that's so exciting :)

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  18. Congratulations on your move to California! I can practically hear just how excited you are! I understand your trepidation about finding a new place and buying it because you weren’t sure you’d have enough budget. A friend of mine was recently able to purchase a new house after he took out a loan, which made things a lot easier for him.

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  19. This is just a challenge! I know how hard it is to find a house that you really like, especially when you only have allotted a very small budget. Anyway, like what Fernando said, you can always apply for a housing loan.

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