Friday, March 25, 2011

Sneak Peak

It's under contract, people!! Inspection went pretty well but the gas and water were not turned on for the inspection, so our inspector has to go back out and check those two things out. We're still crossing our fingers! I'll post more photos of the inside once all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. But here's the basic details for ya:
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
1 office
1 formal dining
1 kitchen
1 living room
1 back yard (woo hoo, though not as big as we were hoping)
1 flagstone patio (hello, gorgeous)

Some boos:
Not on a cul de sac (we really wanted to be on one)
Not a big back yard (but hello, it's suburban Houston, we had to realize that to get that here, we'd need to really up our price, and the hubby works full time at a church, don't ya know.)
If I had my choice, I'd take out the office and make the living room bigger, since that's where we spend the most of our time. We have a huge living room in our rental house and I looove it.
Looks tiny from the front (i.e. not a lot of curb appeal)

Big pros:
Below our target price!
LOVE the neighborhood (it's in our current neighborhood, .9 miles from where we live now!)
LOVE the school district
4 bedrooms!
Gas stove (I like to cook, this was one of my wants)
1 story
Fire place!
It's in a gated neighborhood (but that's also kind of annoying that we have to have a home phone)

It was a rental for a few years before the owner decided to sell it, so it's pretty plain jane on the inside. I think that's part of the reason my heart doesn't really skip a beat when I think of the house. But I'm trying very hard to envision it with paint and all our belongings. Pro: it's a blank canvas, right!?

We'll keep you up to speed on how everything proceeds, thanks for your prayers!


Melissa said...

So excited for y'all!

Meaghan said...

woohoo! cant wait to see your touch of decorating on it all :) you'll love being out of a rental for that reason. xoxo

Jim & Wendy said...

Woo-hoo! Looks beautiful so far - love the brick. Congrats, guys!

James said...

Looks like a great house. Soon you can paint walls! I think the house would look bigger from the front if the bushes were trimmed and the trees thinned.