Well friends, we have some super exciting news to share today! We are moving! We bought a house, an old beauty of a fixer upper that we absolutely cannot wait to live in! The home has good bones, which was the most important thing to us, but we will need to completely renovate the kitchen, bathrooms & most of the exterior. It is full of projects & potential, which is both exciting & terrifying at the same time. I don't have a ton of pictures right now, but wanted to share a few that I snapped on inspection day, the natural light & old restored hardwoods are some of my favorite things about the house. There is a front & back staircase, which is something I have only seen in older homes around here, but reminds me of my grandparents' house growing up & I love that!
So here's how it went down. Last year, when our house was on the market & we thought we were going to build, we went to see this house when it was in foreclosure. We fell in love with it because of all the charm & character, and the beautiful back yard. We knew that it needed tons of work at the time, and that the financial investment would be quite a bit, but we just loved it so much that we thought we would take a chance. We put in an offer, and waited. And waited. And waited. Until the bank finally let us know that they accepted another offer from an investor who was paying cash. We were heartbroken, and eventually decided to take our house off the market because we just couldn't find anything we loved quite as much. We thought maybe we would just stay put for a few more years, because ultimately we just didn't want to rush into something just for the sake of moving, and we were okay with that because we really do love our current house.
Fast forward to late Spring, our realtor called us up to tell us that this house that we loved so much was back on the market, with all of the repairs needed & a few cosmetic fixes (like restoring those hardwoods!) and we had to go see it. No surprise, we loved it just as much & it just felt right. We had to act quickly because there was already another offer on the house and we didn't want to lose it a second time, so we made our offer late that night!! After a bit of back and forth with the seller, we were able to come to an agreement later that weekend. We quickly put our house on the market (more on this in another post) and started dreaming up plans for the new house. Things almost fell through at inspection when we discovered some major issues, but we are so thankful for a very willing seller who was open to making the necessary repairs.
We are just a few weeks away from closing, and we cannot wait to call this place ours! A little view of what originally sold us on this property, this beautiful yard that backs up to HORSES. And when you get the chance to feed carrots to horses in your own back yard, well, you just don't walk away. Even if that means there is linoleum on the bathroom walls.
We cannot wait for the adventures to come! XO