Yep, you heard right. After more than a year of looking, we finally found a house that both suits our needs (and a few of our wants), is in our price range, and isn’t a complete dump!
Here’s a picture from the UtahRealEstate.com listing:
Not too shabby, eh? Like I said, it’s pretty much the only house we’ve looked at that either wasn’t super old and had the musty smell to go with, was a complete junker, or was falling apart that we’ve looked at in our price range.
True story: One house we looked at smelled HORRIBLE! Turned out the carpet was full of animal urine. The back yard had a dog and the dog crap everywhere to go with it. And we opened a closet and it was piled high with empty beer cans. Nasty!
With this house, the cabinets are fairly new, the carpet is spotless, the walls are clean, and you could tell the place was just very well taken care of. We did not want to let this one out of our site!
I took a long lunch break today to fill out the paper work for the offer. At about 21:23 tonight, our real estate agent called us to tell us the sellers accepted! We did a happy dance, called a few friends and family, then I wrote this blog.
It’s a 3 bedroom, 1½ bath, and is about 1,200 square feet. Future plans are to close off the garage and turn it into a master bedroom and extend a car port out in front of that (or to the side).
Good times! I’ll post more pictures when we move in the first week of August.