Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our New Home

Back in the Spring of this year, we made an offer on a beautiful house in Escondido. We really wanted this house. It had a perfect layout and had the perfect backyard. It was also 30 years old and at the very top of our price range. It contained asbestos in the ceilings, needed to be tented, needed new carpet, paint, and some appliances. We were willing to sacrifice. We prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help us make the big decision. We didn’t feel very good about it at first, but still really loved the idea of owning our own home.

After getting the final inspections and working with a not-so-friendly bank, our offer was accepted and we very close to signing the final papers. Mike went to visit the house with our realtor on his lunch break and found an unhappy surprise. The foundation of the house was completely split in half. Papers were cancelled and we were back to square one.

We discovered that house hunting is a very emotional roller coaster ride. We took a month or two off. We resorted to Mike going with our realtor to preview the houses first and if he found something he thought we both would like, the boys and I would drive out to take a look.

One day Michael called me and said, “Babe, you have to come look at this house.” I loved it. It was much newer than the last, had new carpet, all appliances (in great condition), paint and no popcorn ceilings, and not to mention was $30,000 less. It seemed to good to be true. We made an offer and it was accepted.

Again, we prayed. We felt good. The process went smoothly and we’re here. Yes. We bought it and we’re here, enjoying our life together in our very own home.

Here are some pictures from before we moved in (sorry about the quality). It’s 1,140 square feet. 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. 2 car garage. Perfect.

our house! (outside)outsideliving roomfront doorliving room 2hallway from living roomhallwayguest room closetoffice and guest roomboys' closetBoys roomHall bathMaster sinksMaster toilet and tubMaster bed from windowMaster bed from  other sideMaster bed from door patiokitchen

Here’s the cherry on top… it was appraised for $10,000 less than what we offered, which means we ended up saving $10,000 more.


Tiffany said...

Congrats on your new home! Let's get together and we can go shopping to decorate our new homes!

EmilyCC said...

Congratulations! It looks lovely :)

The Price Family said...

This is a cute house! I am so excited for you guys! Can't wait to come spend the night! Love ya

Mrs. Porteous said...

Bianca: I'm so happy for your little family! See...I told you it would all work out!! I can't wait to see your new home. When we're in the area we'll definitely stop by. Love you guys!

Maxine said...

I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait to be in your shoes. Thanks for being my shining example Bianca :)

Aston Family said...

Soooo very very excited for you guys!!! Can't wait to see it once you guys are settled in! :) Miss you lots!! Congrats!!

Denise said...

Bianca! It looks perfect! Congratulations to you and your family :)