Sunday, March 16, 2008

We found our home!

This home was on Craigslist.  The lady only lived here with her children for four months, separated from her husband.  She was the second owner. They got back together.  She was going to come back in and paint some walls.  We told her not to bother, so she took $1,500 off the price.  The only fault we could find with this place at all was that the living room window isn't big enough.  And that can be fixed easily!  It has new Berber carpet.  And a dishwasher!!!!  I've never had a dishwasher.

She'll remove all the kiddie decals from the walls and refrigerator. 

This house has everything we were looking for, and none of the stuff we didn't want.  Of course, no money has changed hands.  But she is taking it off Craigslist.  I offered to give her $100 to hold it, but she refused.  She's just happy she doesn't have to paint it.

Now I'm REALLY excited!

Tomorrow's job will be finding a mover; I've heard it cost $5,000 to move one of these babies.

19 comments:

amy122389 said...

I'm so excited for you!!!  That is a really nice home!!!

~Amy

madcobug said...

I am glad that you two found what you want. That home looks almost like new. I have a coat rack in my den except it is wood and smaller than that one LOL. It doesn't cost that much to move one around here but it may be how far it is moved that determines the price. Helen

blazensun said...

Yes it does cost 5000$ to move one, but it looks like a beauty. I hope things goes well and you will be moving your new home to your property soon. Best of luck on your new home.

Sunny

robinngabster said...

Very nice!  Is it a double wide?  Bigger than what you have now?  How do you hang things on the walls?  Can you use nails?  I love the kitchen table, you are going to be so comfortable in the new house!  A/C?

marainey1 said...

That was fast.  I know you are happy now.  It looks like it has a lot of room and 2 bathrooms is a plus for sure.  'On Ya' -ma

astaryth said...

Congrats!!! Looks just about perfect for you guys!

jctopaz55 said...

Wow Mosie... I am happy for you and Cliff. How exciting !!  A new home and with two bathrooms . Your new house is very nice . Perfect for you and Cliff.I know you will decorate it really pretty too. I like the kitchen table.  Was good you was able to buy that with it. Enjoy and congratulations !!

Jctopaz55

ora4uk said...

wow...I am excited for you guys.....it looks really great...so happy you found something you wanted without alot of hassel etc....see ya in Dallas....hugs....and God Bless...Ora

ryanagi said...

Not bad at all!  Reminds me of my husband's grandmother's old house in Florida. They built a really nice front porch and a back screened in deck on on thier place. It was in a really nice retirement community too with a club house, pool, church, and bus service that would take the folks grocery shopping and whatnot.  So, you always have the option of picking your new house up and moving it somewhere warm and sunny one of these days, if you feel like it. :-)

lanurseprn said...

Congratulations! Do you have the plumbing all set up on your property? Is it all set to just put on the lot?
It's very nice...I love the carpet.
Pam

magran42 said...

I'm praying it won't cost that much to move it!  Congratulations!

geocachelinda66 said...

Very nice house!  I love the kitchen.  My is only 1/3 of the size.  Linda

dbaumgartner said...

Very nice! You landed a good deal.

Deb

fowfies said...

This one looks really nice! Reading on catching up...see you above.

gen0507 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!  It's very pretty.

Hollie

bookncoffee said...

It is gorgeous!!!

suzypwr said...

That is really nice! She took good care of it, from what I can see on the pictures! You must be so excited - and lots of kitchen cupboards!!

xoxo

csandhollow said...

wtg!

helmswondermom said...

Congratulations!  It looks really nice, and I know you must be excited and can't wait to start getting it set up.
Lori