June 05, 2008

Success





Well I am happy to report that we have had success on our house hunting trip. I was beginning to wonder if everything would fall into place for us. We had a lot of house-frogs to kiss before our house-prince came along. A 1972 split foyer home with tons of personality inside and an addition over the garage that will make one nice playroom. The landscaping is also fabulous-pictures don't do it justice! The one obstacle was the fact that the sellers were not working with an agent and they had overpriced their home for the area. Lucky for us, it's a buyers market right now. The poor owners had a sad reality check when our realtor showed the comparable home prices that had sold in their neighborhood recently. So after a day and a half of negotiations we came to something we could all work with. It was totally worth all the stress. I am so excited to be in this home and spend some good quality family time. It's set up in such a cozy way with many rooms that can be used in flexible ways. The schools are good, the neighborhood is nice. Older homes with large lots and mature trees (LOVE IT!). Walking distance to 2 schools! The church we attended felt like a perfect fit with strong youth for Nathan & Evan to make friends with. Who could ask for anything more? (Well I could ask for larger bedrooms, especially when we just purchased a king-sized mattress and bedroom set this year- but something's gotta give I guess). We have had angels on our side this week, and I am truly grateful. I really missed the large trees of Maryland. The first thing I am going to do is hug the trees when I get there. Just a little something I do.

5 comments:

Dallas said...

What a beautiful home! The more I read your blogs the more I realize how similar we are. I am a sucker for beautiful big yards and a little bit older homes. I am just drewling just reading about it and looking at the pictures. I am so glad you were able to find such a great home for your family

Julie said...

Hurray!! The home is gorgeous!! It seems like a really nice neighborhood. I am so glad to hear you were able to find a great place for your family. The ward sounds great too!! Sooo happy it's working out!

Kelly said...

Yes, I agree Dallas. I think you are like a younger me. When I read your blog I feel that way too. I looked at some more impressive homes with bigger price tags but it made me think these people in this area must be snobs, I don't want them for neighbors. (Probably judgmental of me). My neighborhood reminds me of grandmas baking. Feels like home.

The Fowers Family Website said...

Wow! It must be so nice to have that stress out of the way! Your home looks wonderful! Good Luck on the move!

Danielle

Kelly said...

Thanks Danielle! I hope we will be very happy there. I also hope they will agree to fix all the things the inspector found recently. That's another thing with old houses... stuff needs fixing : (