Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Guess what!

Darren and I are now the proud owners of this home......yellow grass and all. The greatest part is, we don't even have to move because we already live there! Yep, we purchased the house we've been renting for 3 years. It was meant to be, really. We'd been toying with the idea of buying a house and casually looking around the area. We knew we wanted to stay in West Seattle and stay in the ward we love. Then in May, our landlady called to tell us she was getting married, moving out of state, and putting the house up for sale in June. Now we really started looking hard, got ourselves an agent and saw a lot of houses. I thought I'd fall in love with one for sure. But instead, we just kept comparing them to where we were and realizing we wanted our house! And we got it!

I am so happy to think that we don't have to move for quite a long time, and that we can really start to make this home the way we like it now. We already love it, despite its quirks, its age and its junkiness, now we can slowly make it ours. Where to start? The bathroom is getting ripped out ASAP! Actually, the tub, toilet and sink are staying, but it's gonna be fun to change the shower, the floor and the paint. I can't wait to show you the before and after pics.

Here is my little Batman showing off our silly sold sign. Since the house was never listed with a sign out front, this was our agent's idea when I told her I was sad I wouldn't have a picture of a sign for my blog! (It's stapled to the tree out front.)

16 comments:

April said...

WoW! COngratulations! It's so fun to be able to make a home your own. We're still in the process, even though we bought our house last September. Congrats again! Be sure to show us lots of pictures. :D

Courtenay Beth said...

AWESOME!!!! That is SO exciting! Especially since you don't have to MOVE, yuck! AND so fun that you get to start making the house your own, painting, remodeling etc...so FUN!

rose said...

WOW! that is WONDERFUL!!! and you don't have to move? best thing ever!
we bought our house off of aarons' parents, so we didn't have to move either. how fun to start to make it your own now. i'm going to need the address so i can come see it next week! ;)
congratulations!!!

Mark and April Sullivan said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting! That's awesome you won't have to move too!

Emily said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys, and jealous that you don't have to move.

I never got a picture with a sold sign either, and I was sad about it. I love yours with your cute little batman.

Katie said...

Fabulous! Although it is sad thinking it's official that you'll never be back to Utah.

Breanne said...

That's so awesome!! I'm excited for you guys!

Kimball said...

Congratulations!! Welcome to having a mortgage!

Jen said...

How wonderful! You know, if you are sad because you don't have to pack and unpack, you are welcome to come help me!! We just found out we are moving to Federal Way and are just waiting to hear about our move in date. So by all means, come on by and pack! hee hee! Get that "move" experience!I am still coming up for Wicked in October though!

Carol and Bruce said...

CONGRATULATIONS! We are so happy for you. We love your house and already think of it as yours so now it's official. Can't wait to hear your plans for improvements.
Can't wait to see you soon!

*Stephanie Lance* said...

YAYYYY!!!! THat so exciting!! i'm so excited for you guys! What an exciting decision! Thats so cool!! and SO excited for make it your own!!! I'm sure you will make everything so adorable!! Have fun! i can't wait to see the pics!!

Jonathan and Michelle said...

I am so happy for you guys! Jonathan is so bugged that he is the only one who has still never been to your house! I guess he better get on the ball and do something about that, I am sure Eddie Veder could help!

Chalisa said...

Congratulations! That is such a fun experience. I can't wait to see pictures along the way as you get to turn it into your own. It really starts to have a different feel after you've been able to throw up some paint and have fun with YOUR house. Have fun!

Terri said...

Congratulations!! I am glad that everything went well with closing on the house. Good Luck with the bathroom renovations. I think you have a very nice little house. By the way, we are doing Konnor's birthday party this coming Tuesday (8/11) at 10:30 am if you would like to come.

Ben & Diane said...

YAAAAY!! I'm so happy for you! I knew you wanted that house and I'm glad you got it. Now you can change the funny paint colors, huh? I definitely want to see before and after pictures.

kelsey said...

Jill, that's so great. Congratulations! Have fun making it your own. Can't wait for before and after pictures.