Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home, Sweet, HOME!

I’m still in shock that it’s actually happening, but we bought a house! Who knew all it would take was 5 offers and re-signing our lease?

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Our realtor was selling the house for friends of his and let us know about it. So we walked through it, loved it, and decided to take it. It never even made it onto the market which meant we were the only ones who knew about it, the only ones who were bidding on it! We sealed the deal sitting on the tarmac at the Milwaukee airport via text message. How’s that for modern technology?

It’s a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch in Menomonee Falls. It has a finished basement with a full wet bar and an attached office. Laundry is downstairs on the unfinished side. Also on the unfinished side is an enormous room the owners use as a woodshop. They’re leaving all the workbenches for me and it will become my glorious CRAFT ROOM! I think I might be more excited about this than anything else.

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The kitchen is the only thing that needs any updating really, but even still it’s livable. And roomy. The dining room has a fireplace, where I can already picture our stockings being hung with care.

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There’s a good-sized patio off the back and they are leaving the playset, which is awesome. I love it! We close Oct. 21 and depending on when the current owners close on their new house, we may move in by Oct. 28 or sooner.

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We have been so blessed since finding this house. Derrick’s job has been going well, and our apartment managers are letting us cancel our renewal and we just have to pay one month of a month-to-month contract. We were prepared to have to pay a full month’s rent to break our contract so this is a huge relief.

We’ll be broke as a joke, but I know we’re going to love owning our own home and making new memories and growing our family!

21 comments:

whatasiteforsoreeyes said...

Wow! Beautiful site! The cute donkey, of course, takes the cake!

Cynthia said...

I'm so excited for you! It looks perfect. Was that last line a hint?

Samantha said...

Karen this is so awesome. I am totally jealous and totally happy for you- it's so cute and will get made cuter when you move in!!

vanessa said...

Looks great, congrats guys! I'm glad you finally found something and getting out of your contract went smoothly. Hooray!

Jodee Luke said...

Yes was that last line a lil' hint hint? Congrats on the house...and if that last line was a hint well then congrats again;)

Sarah said...

How AWESOME!!!! I am super happy for you guys and I love the house. Menomonee Falls is such a nice area too.

Ashley C. said...

Yippee! Congrats you guys! Owning a house is great, even the being house poor part! :)

Emmy said...

Congrats!!! So awesome. And so jealous of your work space!! Great yard to, Summer will love it all too soon :)

Nicki said...

Congrats! What I would give for a craft room! Are you in the Lake Michigan ward still?

Lindsey said...

You're pregnant! Congrats :) I love your house. You are so lucky that you found such a nice, cute house in such a great location. I'm so excited to see all the cute things you do to decorate it! How fun!

Stewart Family said...

WOW! What an awesome house! That is great that you got first dibs on it. Love the yard and play set. Congratulations... 5th times the charm :o)

Yours, Mine, &, Crazy Daisy said...

Way to go, Callisters! So glad you're in Me-no-monee (money) Falls! We've got some babysitters over here waiting in the wings!

Celine + Cameron said...

Congratulations on the new house! That's so exciting!

Lara said...

HOORAY!!!! Congrats! And good on you about the Craft room--we all need those!!!

Adam Forgie said...

Congratulations! I am excited for you! Looks like I'm making another trip to Milwaukee! ;) Ok, I'll let you get settled first.

Lee Annne said...

Congratulations! Looks like a great place. Especially love the patio and backyard!

Tamara said...

I am loving your new house Karen! It is beautiful!

Maria said...

What a beautiful house. I am super excited for you! I can hardly wait to see how cute it looks after you get your hands on it.

Jessica said...

So So excited for you guys!!! Yay for homeownership!

wackywilsons said...

Congrats on the new house! I love the backyard...perfect for a 'growing' family like you said.

Summer is adorable, what a cute cheerleader that she makes.

Dip eggs? That is an odd saying for sure, sunny side up is what I like.

And a grinch mascot? Very unique for a hotel...and creepy!

How is work for you? I guess you guys will be official Milkwakians for the next few years, who would've thought!

heidi678 said...

Congrats on the house! Where in the falls are you guys at? Let us know if we can help you at all with the move or anything...