Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House Hunting

Though we returned from vacation July 30 I haven't had time to post.

We've been house hunting. Before we left on vacation, we saw a great home on a great lot. The owners had raised vegetable beds, a compost heap, a greenhouse, workshop/longarm studio space. Their decorating style even matched ours. We worked up an offer and ended up as a second back-up offer.

Then last Friday, there was a home on a large lot, pretty oak floors, a big bonus room over the garage that could have been for the longarm, and a recently remodeled kitchen with limestone counters. We worked up an offer on that one, only to find out that an offer had been received just a few minutes before we were going to submit ours.

Our agent was feeling pretty sorry for us. She got a few more listings and arranged for us to view them Monday. One was on a hill with a pretty view, but near a highway with lots of road noise. Two on one street, both of them were kind of smelly and pricy.

Then we saw this one.

The lot is smaller than we were hoping for. However, it has fresh paint inside and out, new carpeting and tile, and one of the bedrooms is large enough for the longarm.

We rushed back to the agency office and wrote up an offer. We managed to get it in before anyone else, but  still we didn't know if it would be accepted.

Our agent called this morning, we got the house!
Escrow closes September 21.
Check out this fabulous room! It's a north facing room. It's not quite as large as the photo makes it seem. I can't wait to have my morning cup of coffee here.

It also has a quirky, funky, wonderful yard. The coreopsis was blooming when we saw the house. I love coreopsis. I tried to grow it in California, but I couldn't get it to stay alive.

I'm so excited!


  1. Congratulations. It looks like a lovely house, and that room is fantastic.

  2. Congratulations. And now the fun of moving. If you are not in CA, where are you? And what is coreopsis?

  3. Wow! and congratulations! looks like a great house.

  4. Congratulations! Well, all those trips and talks were worth it. The house looks fabulous! It looks very bright and cozy. It would be nice reading your morning paper while sipping a nice cup of coffee on that awesome view! And now you can grow your coreopsis here! What’s not to love?

  5. Hey Lynn! Congratulations on buying that house. It looks quaint outside, and the inside looks elegant. It is my type of house as well! It feels cozy living there. I will totally enjoy staying there, ignoring the outside noise. Thanks for sharing your experience to us! I enjoyed reading it.

  6. How are you settling in the house? You know, I’m quite happy that you didn’t have any competition for the house. I think your agent did a great job of getting the house for you, as this is a very crucial process in buying one. Well, the hard part has been long done. Good luck into making this house fully your own!