Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Texas Home

Some of you know a little bit about this, some of you don't. I think it's time I start blogging about it!
In July we finally got our STL house rented out. Thank Goodness!
This meant we could finally start looking for our own place here in Houston. We went back and forth between renting & buying...
We put in an application for a rental and that fell through...
We put an offer on a townhome and the counter offer was less than enticing...
 We kept looking and on a Saturday house hunt with our realtor she found the most GORGEOUS home!!

Fully updated and completely gorgeous it had been on the market for two days. We already knew other people were going to put offers on it so we had to act quickly and smartly! 
The house was very well taken care of, it was clear. No cracks, no dirt, nothing outdated. So the thing that we decided to use to set us apart is waiving the option period where we get the inspection and negotiate little details. 
While some of you may be freaking out right now we have thought about the risks, but the following day we received word that there were 9 other offers. Nine. NINE!!!!!


Guess what? They only countered ours! Yup that was good news!!
They wanted us to use their title company and added a lease back option. 
(Lease back option is where the current owners lease the home after we close until they can move into their new home)
We agreed to everything in fear that if we said no they'd move on to another offer.
We knew there wasn't a lot that we were going to find that had been sooo well remodeled to our taste.
So we're officially under contract, and just counting down the 20 days until closing!
Of course then it will be up to 19 more days till we can move in, but we know we'll be sooo happy when we move in!

I've been slacking on the blogging because of all the house-buying, time-consuming details that need handled. 3 years of taxes & W-2's, paystubs, bank statements, letters, HR contact info, copies of license and ss cards, on and on the list goes. PLUS shopping for homeowners insurance which has proven to be difficult in a city with a history of hurricanes!
If you're buying a house or thinking about it please feel free to pick my brain!

So without further ado, here are some photos of my new home-to-be!

I can't wait to spend some evenings on that porch this fall!! 


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

That is a great home!! Where in Houston is it? We're in the house hunting business right now too...I might take you up on the offer to pick your brain :-)

Kristen Danielle said...

That house is breathtakingly beautiful!! Congrats!

Whitney H said...

WHAT!!! This house is GORGEOUS!! Congrats girl! I think you'd better host a blogger meetup there :) hehe!

MindBodyandSoul Yoga said...

I'm IN LOVE!!! Its so well maintained and looks brand new!! You definitely found a gem there. Congrats!!!

Amanda @ Click. The Good News said...

Congrats- what a fabulous house! I just did the same thing, so I know what a crazy nightmare home buying can be. Good luck with the last few weeks!

Shannon said...

I know I told you before, but I can't imagine a house more suited to your taste. These pictures are easier to see so I am jealous all over again! I hope we get to see it in person sometime soonish!

Madelyn Vogler said...

It is beautiful!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait to come down and see it!
Congrats Jenn and Corey, I will be praying everything falls in to place for you two.


Elle said...

It looks beautiful...can't wait to see how you decorate it!

If Youve Seen My Mind...Id Love It Back said...

I have a serious case of kitchen envy! What a beautiful house. Congrats!



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