Thursday, June 26, 2008

Our new KY abode


Our new KY abode, originally uploaded by tommiea1.

We found a house after just a few hours of searching. We started bright and early at 9AM. We looked at probably a dozen houses. Over lunch we narrowed it down to our top three. We went back to do a second look at our top two.....finally ....we have a new home!

I really loved this inside of one. It had great colors already on the walls. It had a huge corner lot with a black iron fenced yard with gorgeous landscaping. BUT it was a corner lot into the entrance of the neighborhood. While we were there several cars flew around that corner at break-neckspeed. We may as well have sold the Powerwheels, scooters, bikes, and all the outside toys. So despite it being my top choice, that was a deal breaker.

So...this house was the next choice. Very much like the first one, but needs a bit of paint on the walls. It also has a finished basement. That adorable playroom is down there, as well as am office.
This house is on the dead end of a very flat street.

Breaking it down into the GOOD: We got it cheaper than the asking price, they are paying some of OUR closing costs, It is a great fit for us....I even get to buy new dining room furniture. There is new textured burbur carpet downstairs.

the BAD: We don't close until July 24, so we are still homeless.

and the UGLY: that sponge painted kitchen with grape cut out wall paper border will be the first to go!

We are currently in OH with Husband's family. There is a new baby born just this week! They are loving playing with the cousins. It is rare that they are the "big kids" in the group. So we are just hangin' out for just a bit.

20 comments:

tulipmom said...

The house looks beautiful! Congratulations!! Love the playroom and the safe quiet location ... you can't put a price on the latter. I hope you will be very happy there.

just jamie said...

Oh my gosh. GOOD job! It's wonderful! Best of luck with the transition part. I just did it, and I know how much it stinks.

MamaGeek said...

Homeless but homebound. That is a beautiful house and I am glad you are on your way to the upside REAL soon!

Joanna said...

I can't wait to see what all you do to the new digs! Congrats!!

Kellan said...

Hi Tommie - great house! So glad you found a great home so quickly.

Hope you have been good - I've missed you.

Take care - Kellan

Janet said...

Wow, Tommie, that was fast! It looks like a great house, congrats :-)

CarrieB said...

Of COURSE you'd find a house in just hours! I would expect no less from you uber-organized and together woman! It looks beautiful and I am so happy that it all worked in your favor. Very exciting! Congratulations!

Mary Alice said...

Congratulations. Looks great. It may be a while before you can move in....but doesn't it feel good to have an address?

Corey~living and loving said...

ooooooo that was fast! How exciting! :) love it! :) I hope for YOU July 24th comes quick...for ME, not so much. I dont' want to go back to work so soon. :)

Kerry said...

I am so impressed - you are so darn efficient! Is your husband too or is it just you and he's super agreeable? wow. I love the house - where's the pool?

tommie said...

We knew we had very little time to look...I am sick of being homeless! I have worked with a realtor for the last two months. I have "seen" the inside of about 50 houses either through those virtual tours or pics. So we really had it narrowed down to about 15 houses before we even got there.



He isn't super organized, but he is willing to let me do most of the deciding on the house. I really did love the one we didn't pick. But he was the one to point out that the speed people were coming around that corner. So between the two of us it was a quick decision.



The yard is actually big enough for a pool, but we will only be there 3-4 years. Not enough to invest $$$$$ in for the long term. But there will be another play structure and a trampoline!

LaskiGal said...

Yay for you!!! The house looks great! How close are you to Louisville? We are contemplating a move . . . Louisville is one of our options. Could happen really fast.

In OH? Wonder how close your are to me!!!

If you wish to share, e-mail me--laskigal@gmail.com

July 24th will be here before you know it!!!

gina said...

Looks and sounds fabulous-even with the early 90's kitchen. :) A playroom is worth it's weight in gold, as is a dead end street!!

susan said...

Woohoo for finding your house so quickly. I love all the colors and what a fun playroom.

I'm sure those three weeks will zip by (well...it *could* happen!)

Libby said...

Whoo-hoo! Congratulations! The 24th will be here before you know it. :)

ps: I am 100% positive that wine is a food. ;)

Brandt! said...

HEY Congratulations ....I am excited for you. I'm glad to know that you can cross off a major thing from your list!

nel said...

Congratulations it looks fantastic! So glad the hunt is over for you. Mine hasn't begun yet but I am feeling encouraged and inspired now.

Hope the move goes smoothly for you.

Meg said...

It looks wonderful and the location sounds perfect for your little ones. Glad you found a place you can call home!!

Dea Felis said...

Beautiful house!! I can only hope our house hunt goes as well - any tips for first-timers? ;)

Enjoy the rest of your vacation. :) Happy 4th!

Jen said...

What a great house! Glad you made it safe & sound to your new place!