After a couple suspenseful days we just got the good news today that our offer has been accepted and we’re buying our first house! Obviously this was very exciting news; I had a bit of a difficult time containing myself at work and had to run outside and call Jessica immediately. It was a bit of a back and forth situation regarding offers, counter offers, counters to counters, etc., but ultimately we reached an agreement that everyone was happy with. We’ll be closing on Friday June 6 and moving that weekend. I’m not exactly looking forward to moving again, but this is the last time we’ll have to worry about that for quite a while. Although this probably won’t be our ‘forever house’, its certainly a place that we’ll be happy to call home for the next 5-7 years.
As mentioned in a previous post, this is the first time either Jessica or myself has ever bought a home, so we’re both thrilled. Something about this house just felt right from the beginning and I can’t wait to start giving it some personal touches to really make it our own. There are a few projects like landscaping the back yard, replacing the floors with hard wood, and upgrading the kitchen/bathroom counters to granite, that we plan on doing, but nothing needs to happen right away. The house is move-in ready, assuming all goes well with the inspection, which will be this Friday at 2:00pm.
There’s still a lot of work to do in terms of finalizing the mortgage, packing, planning the move, etc., but just knowing that we’re moving into a house that we own makes it all more than worth it. This means that June will be a very busy month for us. Not only are we moving, but I’ll be finishing up school, so we’re going to be as busy as ever, but its all good. Luckily my Mom will be returning from her annual Alaska cruise on Friday, June 6th, and will be available to help watch the girls that weekend. I can’t help but laugh at the fact that this will be Ava’s third move, and she’s only 2 1/2 years old!
We’re already planning on having people over for Elise’s first birthday in July, so maybe that will end up being a little house-warming event as well. We’ll see. Plenty of updates coming soon.