Monday, June 29, 2009

Moving....again...

Alright boys and girls have I got a surprise for you. We are moving, again.

"What? Why? Didn't you just move??" Yes we did, and we aren't just apartment snobs who can't say in one place... WE FOUND OUR HOUSE!!!
I know I said previously that we were planning on building and we were. We found the perfect little Centex home and we started picking everything out. We picked our lot, we picked our brick color, shutters, carpet, cabinets, everything. We were at the last stage of the Centex home buying experience: putting all this together and telling us when we could move in. And that's where it all came tumbling down. As everyone knows one of the biggest motivators right now to buy a house is the $8000 tax credit you receive when you are a first time homebuyer and you close on your house before December 1st, 2009. I talked about it on my last house post here. As we were talking with our agent he started using words like "should" and "could" and "might possibly" when referencing whether or not our home would be completed before December 1st. While, he said, there was a great possibility it would be done, he just couldn't guarantee it. Woah Nelly. Hold on right there partner!

We talked at length about our options such as closing in escrow, moving us ahead of non-first time homebuyers, and he refused to budge on any of it. It looked as if we could take the chance to get it built in time or walk. We walked. And it was the best thing we ever did.

We spent the rest of that night looking at a little website called http://www.musiccityhomesearch.com/, which by the way is GREAT for finding a home in the Nashville area. We wrote down the addresses of about 4 homes that we liked the look of and set out the next day to see them all. It was like Goldilocks, some were too small, some were too old, and some were too far out, and one was just right. We scheduled a tour and put the contract in the very next day. The sellers accepted our FIRST offer and we were officially first time homebuyers! So this post has gone long enough without some pictures!


This is the front of our house (duh lol)





The kitchen and that beautiful hardwood (!!!)





The foyer has a high ceiling that lets in a ton of light!



Living Room with fireplace



Master bedroom on second floor with trey ceiling :)

It is more than perfect. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house with hardwood on the first floor. It has a precious mudroom coming from the garage and an office off the foyer! I've even already planned where we will put our Christmas Tree!! I will have tons of pics once we move in and get everything all settled! We close July 13th and we are sooo excited! You think it's a bad idea that this is the day after M's Bachelor Party and my "Destination Unknown" Bachelorette Party? We shall see!

9 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I love it!!! We looked at the same house online- how funny!

Nat said...

Yay!!! That is soo exciting!! I am still having fun decorating and buying furniture even after living in my house for 9 mths, it took me awhile to get used to the idea that I owned it and could do whatever I wanted with it!
Congratulations!

Miss. Pretty said...

Congrats!!!!! The house is absoutely adorable! I don't live near Nashville but that website is so clever!

august15bride said...

Wow - what a beautiful house!

LauraAnn said...

Congratulations! That is very exciting!

Angela said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting!!!

Cat said...

It's so cute! Congrats!

Little Miss Southern said...

Awww congrats!! HOW exciting!

The house looks GREAT!


*I love the dress that you picked at Faccio! Did you ever consider trying to buy it or the MS used?
I am wondering if I should scout out a used dress.. and maybe save a thousand or so.. Any thoughts?

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Adorably Distracted... said...

gorgeous!! congrats!