11 hours from now I will be at the closing of my very FIRST HOUSE! FINALLY after over 3 YEARS of searching and jumping through hoops and well...going through LOTS and LOTS of stress etc...
I WILL BE A FIRST TIME HOMEOWNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll be moving a WHOLE 3.2 miles from where I have been living with the ex. He is actually helping out with some funds and we are getting along well.
Its a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house on almost one acre. There is a 3 car pole barn/garage. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 976 sq ft. partially finished basement...where my studio will reside until I eventually make 2/3rds of the pole barn into my studio...of course that will be 'down the road'...as will the BIGGER KITCHEN...that will be where the roofed patio is at present (was going to turn it into a screened in catio...but I really will be missing the BIG OPEN kitchen here...so...the 'catio' will be redelegated<G>) they'll survive!
There needs to be work done on the house...nothing MAJOR MAJOR...but replacing galvanized pipes, redoing ungrounded outlets, and other misc requirements that my loan with Rural Development requires...but I'd figured I'd do them anyhow! My realtor gave me the name & # of the contractor that used to work w/ her DH when he was in the construction business...and I REALLY LIKE HIM and he's half the price of this other estimate...and way more 'personable' at that.
ANYHOW.... I've been wanting to share with ya'll here for awhile... my offer was accepted back in early July? I DID mention it at Saturday chat a couple times...but now it'll be OFFICIAL....I WILL BE A FIRST TIME HOMEOWNER in roughly 11 hours! 11am est 8/23/12
here's a link to a pic of the house & pole barn to start with... I'll have plenty more to come I'm sure... I'm so very VERY excited and happy! this is the 'end' of one part of my journey I've been on for the last 3+ years...and the start of a new exciting one I'm really looking forward to... the REALIZATION OF A DREAM... WOW!http://flic.kr/p/cWZxBS