It's official. The house is ours!!
Yesterday we did our home inspection.
This was the only condition on our offer to buy our dream home, seen here.
It was a lot of fun walking through with the inspector. It meant we got to spend about 3 hours in our future home, which gave me lots of time to start dreaming! Of course, the inspector found a few minor problems in the house (which is expected.... I mean, what house is perfect?!) and so we felt comfortable waiving the condition. Tonight we went over and officialized our purchase!! We are thrilled.
To be quite honest, we have LOVED the process of buying our home (and hopefully selling? More to come on that at a later date) privately. It meant that we got to meet the actual home-owners, and hear their stories about the house. They also gave us advice about the house, the pool etc. We even got the scoop on the neighbours! When a sale is done through agents, although maybe more efficient and practical, the personal part is left out.
And on a further note, we actually really like the people we bought the house from! They have been so welcoming and fun, and even brought out wine for us after we put in our offer...and again after the home inspection! It has made the whole process so much better (The sellers...not the wine! Although the wine was great, too!) We've really enjoyed talking with them, and even sitting to chat during each visit.
So, back to the house itself...it needs very minimal changes. But that doesn't mean that I'm not dreaming about paint colours and new furniture! I've been spending a lot of time on Pinterest these days. For those of you who have yet to join, it's a fun site that helps you to organize your interests and ideas. Right now, I've been using it for decorating tips and ideas, but you can use it for many things. If you want to follow me on Pinterest, add me here! If you can't figure out how to join and want to, just leave a comment on this post.
It has been a pretty exciting (and crazy, and hectic!) week for me, as all of this has happened in the midst of report card season. As of next weekend things should hopefully be a little more settled.
Until next time!