Thursday, May 21

it's our HOUSE!!!

Well. We're under contract. For a really nice, rather large townhome in a perfect location.

This is the link, but it shouldn't be available for much longer, since... y'know... they're under contract: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Lehi_UT_84043_1109247567

This isn't one I've even talked about yet, since it was rather last-minute. But it's in a GREAT location in Lehi, as far north as you can go without going over Point of the Mountain, right in between Orem and Salt Lake. The neighbors are cute (we've already met a few), and this particular unit backs almost right up to the big park. It has a finished basement, rounding out at about 2,000 sq ft total, with a big open family room in said basement, and a guest bedroom. This particular unit is coming partially furnished, which I normally don't care about, but in the case of the front room it's perfect- I wouldn't know what to do with that room anyway, and the furniture they have in there is adorable. So I'm just going to not even touch that. Except to paint. All the walls are white, which I love, because it's a blank slate that I'm going to do fun things with. The floors in the hallway and kitchen are a very nice pergo, and the countertops are solid surface, which is a huge upgrade from the other unit in the complex we looked at (pale boring laminate and linoleum).

The downsides: it's a townhouse, which AGAIN rankles... I want to put House in quotation marks. As in, we're buying a "house." But it's much bigger and nicer than any actual house we could get without getting into the shortsale mess, and it's a fabulous deal. The only other downside is it has NO yard. Which is sad, because we're going to get a dog eventually, and I'd really love a husky mix or something similar, which I would just feel guilty putting into a townhouse with no yard to roam free in.

We close on the 24th of June. I'm SO excited to move in, even though we're completely out of friends to help us move. I'm recruiting anyone who will listen to help me decorate. I want this place to be AWESOME. And I'm sure there will be multiple "What color should I use for this room?" posts. Be prepared!

7 comments:

Raymond and Amy Lambert Family said...

way to go! sad it doesn't have a yard, but still, it will be your own place and not an apartment. good luck w/ everything! get your ward you're in now and the new ward to help you move

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

That is AWESOME!! Congrats!

Kristina P. said...

It looks great! And I'm all about living in a townhouse, quite frankly.

Tyler said...

That looks like a great home. You guys have good taste. As for paint color-black is the new tan. I am just saying.

Shayla Shumaker said...

yay! Im so happy for you guys. Good luck with the whole closing process

Erin said...

Yay for you! That is so exciting. But I'm sure you will miss the traffic of Univ. Parkway (just kidding).

heather said...

YAY!!! Congrats!! I haven't checked blogs in a LONG time, and I was so excited to see this!! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to hear about it in just a couple weeks!! So how does this affect you coming out to Tahoe? I really hope we still get to see you!!