Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buying a Home

After months of searching, and two failed attempts at the contract-signing stage, we've reached a mutually agreeable price on a house!  It's been a stressful process, and I can't help but be a little nervous that something else might go wrong, but I am just so excited!

It has a pretty kitchen with granite countertops, brand new appliances, plenty of cabinets, and a large pantry!

One of our must-haves was a fireplace.  Even though we live in Houston, we still love to cozy up next to a warm fire in the wintertime, on the rare occasion that the temperature drops below 40.  And check out the nice wood floors - installed throughout the living room, entry and dining room!

We really wanted a big yard, for Dozie to be able to run around and play in.  We both fell in love with this 12,000 sqft lot!  It backs up to a quiet park with a walking trail, so there are no neighbors behind us.  Of course, the landscaping needs some work: we've got to get some trees planted, and Dozie's petitioning for a squirrel-feeder...

Hopefully everything will be smooth-sailing from here on out - our closing date should be mid-March.  Just in time for us to move out of our apartment before the lease ends.

It's going to be a busy month!  And then we're getting married in April! Woohoo :)


  1. Congrats on your new home. It is so exciting when you first move in. I was single at the time when I spent my first night in my new home (where I still live with my husband) and it was one of the most empowering things I have ever felt. Mattress on the floor, eating pizza and giggling that I HAD A HOUSE.

    So enjoy!

  2. Congrats!!!!! Looks like a very nice place. Love the big yard - putting in a pool? : )

  3. Congratulations! The house looks beautiful. I'm so jealous of you guys. We really want to buy a house soon but we have to wait until I'm out of school, but I'm so impatient!

    You have a busy couple of months coming up!

  4. i can't believe its so close to April which means WEDDING!!! btw not only is your new place incredible, it is also very warm and cozy looking (which is essential to the start of any home). the kitchen is nice and big and the fireplace is going to be lovely to use- plus the wood floors accent it so well! and the glass door off the kitchen is really elegant :)

    xoxo <3

  5. Whooo! What a lovely house! Congrats on getting through the process--it's a pain but it makes the relief of it being over that much sweeter. :)