Sunday, March 16, 2014

Purchasing a Home

The Story

As we were searching for homes one night, I received an update from our realtor's listings. The house just appeared on the market, and the pictures looked good. I asked our realtor if we could go look at the home that night, and she called the listing realtor and arranged a visit. We went to look at the house and really liked the house. The home was vacant and had been updated: there were new cabinets, new appliances, a repaired foundation, and was move-in ready. Our realtor thought the home was impressive and said if we wanted to buy the house to put an offer on it that night. We said we would think about it as we drove home and she would prepare comps and help determine how much we should offer.

Side note: We are very slow movers and very indecisive. We figured it would take us a few days to decide to put an offer on a house, and then a few more days to decide how much. We are trying to buy a fridge right now, and we've gone out three times to look, and spent a few nights looking online. We can't decide which type of fridge, how large, or what brand. We move slow. We finally bought a fridge, two weeks after we started looking.

We got home and decided to put an offer on the house. We offered what the seller was asking because our realtor said the home was very attractive and the seller would be receiving multiple offers. We decided we really wanted to purchase a house, because we are pregnant and are due in October. How many of our friends actually read this? The next morning we found out he received five offers that night, but ours was selected. I think our realtor really helped get our offer selected. She said she called the seller's agent multiple times that night.

The House

The house was built in 1980 on a slab foundation. The foundation was redone last October and 15 piers were added to prop up the house. The house is approximately 2,100 square feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The backyard is a good size without a swimming pool. Homes in Richardson generally don't have driveways in the front yard, so there will be an alleyway along the back of the house where we and our neighbors will drive to reach the small driveway and garage. The yard has a fence around it, but the fence is kind of angled and might need to be straightened.

Don't mind the dust. We'll clean before moving in, I promise!

This is a back room with a skylight


This will be our toy room.

The whole house is updated! The previous owner completely tore out the old kitchen and now we have granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and wood floors throughout the whole house! The bathrooms look really nice as well! If we didn't have kids, the sinks would be a lot more appealing so we are going to buy a very tall stepstool so Bailey can wash her hands.

Funny sinks


  1. This is so so cool!!! Congratulations first on the new baby and also on the house!

    1. Thank you! Hope hinge are going well in San Antonio, we hope to visit soon!

  2. Yay! I love the pictures! Congrats on the Baby! I'm so excited for you for so many reasons!

  3. Thanks! 2014 is going to be an exciting year for us! Hope everything goes well with your house.