Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thanks guys!

Thanks to all those who gave me some suggestions of things I needed in my house. I completely agree with you all! It seems as if I'm adding more things to my lists a few times a week... Hopefully at this rate, I won't think of much more to buy... Haha!

I might make this a new series to my posts... Go room by room and list things I need... lol... We are trying our hardest not to buy things in advance.. I know, I know... I could catch sales and special deals and so on. We just really don't have the room here to store things... Plus the less we have to move from this house, the better.. We are truly thinking about renting a moving truck to go shopping with... Like go to all the places that we're buying big things from, and that way we don't have to pay for delivery on things, and that way we know for sure we'll have room for the stuff.. And we won't have to borrow a truck from someone and so on. I think it will all work out. Since we aren't rushed to move out of where we are now, we'll be able to take the time to clean up the new house and go get everything and unpack everything before we have to actually move in.

As you can see, I am way too excited about all this.. We don't even have a house picked out.. or the money at this point... But like I mentioned in the previous post, contracts are being signed, so money will soon follow. :)

Anyway, what we really need in a house, itself, is 3 bedroom and a study or 4 bedrooms... 2 living rooms (one for a playroom).. 2+ bathrooms... a big yard... Oh and we would prefer to have a breaskfast area that is large enough to just put a 6 chair table, that way we can use the formal dining room for something else (hubby wants a pool room!). We have found several homes (I mean several!) that meet all these expectations and then some!. Some have 3 living rooms.. Some have 5 bedrooms and a study... And so on.. It's just a matter of knowing our budget and picking out what we want. I am quite surprised to see that there are homes for 30k-40k less than our max amount that are beautiful and have just as much as the houses at the top of our budget! I'm super excited!

Like I said, I might write some posts about what we will need to get for our future house.. This will just be my way to get my thoughts together.. I'm sorry if I bore you guys!!


Shoebee said...

Please take this as it is meant. Seriously consider a lower priced house, and not one at the top of your budget. Life has a way of throwing you curves, and if you are maxed out to begin with, then where would you be? I was lucky enough to buy my house (all 3000 sq feet, 6 bedrooms, 2 livingrooms, 3.5bathrooms, acre of land, and in expensive Montgomery County MD) for less than $200,000. After my divorce, having a house that cost less than $200,000 enabled me to keep the house, and still be able to make ends meet.

Stephanie said...

I'm excited for you! Can't wait to see what you guys end up with.

He And Me + 3 said...

Now is a great time to be a buyer, I am a bit jealous...we would love to be moving closer to hubs work but we need to sell ours first. Good luck!