Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Home again

We had our home inspection today and it went pretty well. As we expected there are some repairs that need to be made, but the sellers have been very vocal about wanting to fix the big problems, so we're feeling pretty good about things right now. J and I couldn't stop marveling at how BIG it is! The kitchen alone is nearly as large as the 1 bedroom apartment we're renting at the moment! Closing is still set for June 20, which also happens to be our third anniversary. Not a bad anniversary gift to ourselves!

As promised, some pictures:

The front of the house with Juan and our inspector standing by.

The backyard--we hope the grass comes back to life once we move in--the previous owners had a swing set and it doesn't look like the lawn has been getting much water for awhile.

The living room--the front door is just to the right.

The kitchen, which I am completely and totally in love with. Look at those countertops! The tile! The cabinets!

The family room, which is opposite the kitchen.

The master bedroom, with its HUGE bay window and sitting area. I can't wait to curl up over there with a good book.

Possibly the crappiest picture ever of the second bedroom, which will be the guest room/library until it's needed for...other purposes. Not going to jinx myself by naming them, though.

And finally the view out of our back balcony so you can see our lovely view of an elementary school's relocatable classrooms. I'm crossing my fingers that they don't decide to add a wing on to the school while we live here, just because I don't want to deal with construction noise all day.

That's our house! The next step will be formally requesting money/repairs from the sellers and then we wait for the bank to process our loan. We close on the condo back in Maryland sometime next week, and we're crossing our fingers that it's just smooth sailing from here. After all the real estate drama we've gone through to get to this point, I certainly hope the next three weeks go off without a hitch.

Tomorrow I leave for Las Vegas, so probably no more posts until I'm back on the 7th. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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