After 2 long months, and being pushed back an extra week on us, it is official. We’re home owners! I could hardly contain my excitement, and I felt like a kid on Christmas, but finally having keys to the house is an excellent feeling. We can’t move in quite yet, there’s a ton of work that needs to be done, but we should be moving into our new home by the middle of September.
We decided to take pictures in the one place of the house that needs minimal work, if any at all, and that’s the kitchen. When Missy and I first looked at the house, we came in through the side door into this kitchen area, and pretty much fell in love instantly. Missy didn’t even get 10 steps in the door before she asked our real estate broker, Carol Brooks of ERA Dawson, how much it was going to cost because we were sure it was out of our price range. Thankfully it was not, and now we’re proud to show off our happy little picture.
Eventually, I will write all about our experiences in going through the home buying process, because as a first time buyer, it was a little different than I expected. A few things came up that I didn’t realize until after we had done something that I actually wanted to do something else. We also have a lot of remodeling, and are working with a local contractor to really spice the place up. We will have before and after photos for everything, and can’t wait to see the final product. Full disclosure, Missy will have picked out about 95% of the color scheme and decorating, so I can’t take much, if any credit for it.
We’re so excited about this, and really can’t wait to start making our new house our home. We took our cat Stella over with us last night to check it out, and after a while she finally started to get used to it. It’s the perfect house to entertain in, and we can’t wait for all of our family and friends to come visit us in Maine now. Well, we can, give us until the house is done first people!
Over the next couple weeks, expect small updates, maybe a large post on the whole process, I just haven’t sorted through all of the details yet. Missy already has my “honey do” list going, and she’s got some great visions. I may even join Pintrest just to show off my amazing skills. I can’t wait to get started!
Question: What were some choices or difficulties you faced in the purchase of your new home?