Monday, August 14, 2006

Welcome Home!

Holy crap - we actually did it we became adults this week! We bought a house! So here's how it all went down:

Friday Aug. 4th I flew to Ohio at 12am. I had just enough time to freshen up before our first appointment with our realtor at 11am the next Day on Saturday. We looked at several houses - one of which literally stunk. We also looked at some new-build homes. By the end of the day we saw the house we liked. It is a 4 bedroom that is about 1500 sq. ft. built in 2002. It has new flooring and was freshly painted, so it is move-in ready! On Sunday - we went to see the house again and that's when we made our decision after visiting the house at various times of the morning, afternoon, and evening. We even got to talk with one of the next-door neighbors, who mentioned that the only problem with the neighborhood is that it is too quiet. Which I fail to see as a negative aspect. The neighborhood is really cute with sidewalks and has a park as well as the local middle school within walking distance!

So the rest of the week went like a whirlwind! We signed loads of papers and are supposed to close by August 31!! WOW - I can't believe we did it. It freaks me out a bit that I have paid for homeowners insurance on a property that technically isn't even ours quite yet!

More drama happened today with the house - the owners who technically are the builders of the house - don't want to let us close with a title company in CA! So now we have to get legal paperwork drawn up making Jim my temporary power-of-attorney or we need to close over the phone which is not ideal and really limits our rights as a buyer.

It will all work out. So I guess you all want pics . . . .

Here's our new house!


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