Friday, August 8, 2008

House Hunting Trip

This week Ben and I went on a trip to find a house in the Denver area. This is no easy task as there are a ton of little cities and suburbs around Denver. Luckily we had some help in locating a good place to live and I am excited about our new community. My mom was so kind and watched Jacob and David so we could go with just Madeline. On Tuesday and Wednesday we looked at about 30 houses. We both liked the same house and made on offer on Wednesday but learned that there was another offer put in for the same house on the same day. I was nervous that we would not get the house. While we were driving back to Utah we got a call from our Realtor (Jason) and he told us that the owner had chosen to go with the other offer without a counter offer to us. I was really disappointed even though I knew this was probably going to happen. He said he would call us the next day (today) to give us an update on some other offers. This morning we got a call from Jason and he told us that we had a second chance on the house because the other people did not respond to their counter offer in the allotted time. So, we were contacted and what ended up happening is that we got the house for $2,000.00 more then we had originally offered. I am really excited! We signed the contracts today and the seller has also signed so it is a done deal unless something else comes up (I hope not). I am really excited about our new house! It is four bedrooms and was built in 1985. It needs a bit of updating on the inside mostly just paint and light fixtures.

14 comments:

Kent and Lynette said...

Darling house! I love the colors. I want to see inside pictures too. We don't want you to leave us though. But, maybe we'll come visit.

klortz said...

Hey girl! I don't check blogs much anymore but I was excited to see your house. Congrats and good luck. Owning is MUCH work (we spent 2 hours at Lowe's this morning and all day working on the lawn and basement). Anyway, I am wondering if the landscaping guru could give me a ring or email me to talk about my front lawn. I am debating between two ideas and would really appreciate your opinion. -Kiersten

Renae said...

I hope you'all get that house. It' looks great. I love Colorado!!! Good luck. :)

Christy said...

what a CUTE house! and i'm sure it will be so cute with all your awesome decorating skills. oh, i'm so excited for you guys to be able to really settle down in a real house with your sweet family. congrats!

Megs said...

This house looks awesome and I am so glad you found something you like. I can't wait to see more pictures. While I am excited to be in a house soon, the whole process makes me nervous. Glad it is over for you.

Saralyn said...

Congrats on your house, I am glad you got the one you wanted! Hector and I made an offer on a house today and should know by tomorrow if we got it. I hope we get to see you again before you move to Denver.

amydear said...

The house looks great. Can't wait to see what you do with the inside. You're great at that stuff.

Erin said...

That's exciting :)

Jennie-O said...

Congrats to you guys. I love the look of your house!! I bet it will be so fun to have so much space... and who better than you to do an updating job on your new place.

Emilee said...

So cute! Congratulations! I'm so excited for the Mower family!

Elise said...

What a beautiful house! 1985 sounds like a dream compaired to ours (it was built in 1921, no joke!) Congrats! That's so exciting!

Camille said...

Congrats on the house! :) How exciting! I love your baby shower clothesline idea. Very cute.

Tanya said...

Michelle,
Your house is so cute! I love it! It's like picture perfect! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for commenting on my blog. It was nice to hear from you. I'm excited for your upcoming adventures! Thank you for all your love. -Tanya

Breanne said...

How cute. I am incredibly jealous. I love it! You are not gone yet are you? We still need to get together again. I haven't checked blogs in weeks. Life has been so crazy & so much has happened. I am so excited that you found a place. I can't wait to see pictures of the inside and how cute you fix it all up.