Sunday, June 10, 2007

Minor Absence...

Hi all... sorry I seemed to disappear for a short period... we kinda had an interesting yet productive weekend... it actually all started a week ago. Chad decided we needed to take a drive so we drove around and ended up in a new neighborhood about six miles from here (a neighborhood we haven't been in since last summer when Chad fell in love with a house there). Anyways... we saw they were still building houses and the models weren't open yet but had flyers outside the door... grabbed one and did some long hard talking together. We decided we were going to wait a year or two then we would be in a better situation (the house cost was over $400k... Again, anyways... on Friday, my friend and I went out to lunch and we started talking about houses... I mentioned this house and she said she loved going through models and I asked if I cared if we did that... fine, let's go... we went and absolutely loved the inside. On the way out the door I asked the sales woman what kind of incentives she had going on right now. They had a spec home (the one we were looking at) just down the street with over $80k in incentives... I called Chad even before I got home... WOW... too good to pass up... he left work right away to go see it... our realtor friend met us there... and we signed the paperwork yesterday morning... the hard part was getting this house show ready in two days... we are about 80% done... so we did a lot of moving and cleaning this weekend. I can no longer park in the garage as it is full of excess furniture since we want our house to look as big as we can... Well... the moment you have all been waiting for...



I included pics of the outside front, the view of the front room with the spindle staircase and my dream kitchen... the house has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, living room, family room, spacious laundry, kitchen with island and full walk-in pantry, massive backyard (massive in phoenix terms). We took the boys with us on Saturday and they are very excited about this new house... they kept asking all weekend long "why we not going to our favorite house?" Backyard is empty right now but we are already making the plans of what to do... going to learn from our mistakes with the landscaping in our current house. I am so excited... just really nervous about selling this house. We've lived here for nine years and it was our first house... so I have a right to be emotional...

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow, that is wonderful!!!!! What a beautiful house!!

I am one of those people who is obsessed with real estate. DH and I have bought two houses in our almost-eight-year marriage, and I am always looking online at houses and in those magazines they put out here. I would have loved to go with you to look at the model, LOL!!!

I hope your house sells quickly!!! Congtrats!

J~Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! Your new house is amazing! I am drooling over the kitchen!! YAY!

jen said...

Congrats! Best of luck selling your old home, I'm sure you'll do fine. How exciting!! :)

DawnB said...

Congratulations what a beutiful house!!! I'm still looking for the home of my dreams!! Just beutiful!!

Mary Christine said...

You got your house in showing condition in 2 DAYS!!!??? Wow. It would take me 2 months!