J and I are first-time homeowners! We went out with our realtor a week ago to look at 12 more houses (I’d estimate we visited 30 houses in three days) and fell in love with the first one we saw. Last Friday we signed the paperwork, and on October 17, the keys will be ours. Today is the home inspection–fingers crossed that it all goes well.
Like most of the homes in our price range, this one was also built in the 1960s, but the current owners completely renovated the entire house: new wood floors throughout, new tiles and fixtures in the bathrooms, a new master bath and walk-in closet and a new custom kitchen. It literally looks like a Pottery Barn catalog. The only thing we’ll need to do when we move in is buy a refrigerator and a washer/dryer. I’d also like to paint a couple of rooms a more modern color, such as the kitchen. (Maybe pale lemon yellow, seafoam green or just crisp white? Any suggestions?) Then we can build a fence around the backyard and get ourselves a dog!
We’re almost real grown-up people!