Our house hunting days are over

I wish we had kept stats on our house hunting efforts. We started actively pursuing buying a house about 11 months ago. I can say we have literally viewed online 1,000+ houses. We could probably count on one hand the number of days we didn’t check out houses. We have visited in person probably 50+ houses. And during this time, there were three houses we really wanted.

House 1: A short-sale in the Maple Leaf area of Seattle. It was a slim chance this would work out – so we didn’t put an offer on it.

House 2: A beautiful house – also in the Maple Leaf area with amazing front windows. We did put an offer on this house. I was in Salt Lake at the time, so I never actually got to see the house – other than pictures. We didn’t get it.

House 3: BINGO! With only two days on the market, it had four offers. And with a little bit of luck (aka – working our numbers again), we got it!

Here are some basic details:

We are about ten or so miles northeast of downtown Seattle. It’s a BIG mid-century house – four bedrooms and two bathrooms. We move in a couple weeks!

Would you like to see some pictures? Warning – these are pics with the house all staged. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

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House x 4 -2

It’s not a fixer-upper by any means. But there is quite a bit of work to be done. The house is newer than most we had been looking at – but even still, we need right away – a new roof and windows. And we’ll be spending the summer painting the exterior and working on stuff in the inside.

If you want to see the rest of the rooms – I guess you’ll have to come over!

2 Responses to “Our house hunting days are over”

  1. 1 Mom May 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Fantastic house! You both deserve it after searching so long. Looks like hardwood floors in most of the rooms, how pretty. Can’t wait to see it first hand. We may be over the middle to the latter part of June. Will let you know.

  2. 2 Katie P May 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Amazing!! So stoked for you guys and excited to see it!

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