Our travels....

Saturday, January 30, 2010

House Hunting-Round 1

Well, last night we had our very 1st house hunting experience. It was interesting, to say the least. lol

We went in a less desirable area to see what it had to offer. (South Mountain)

The 1st house we went to was gorgeous...bought in 2006 for $255K...4 bed, 2.5 bath. We think it was a model home because the owner has not lived in it...they could have been renting it too.
The kitchen was F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!! I was in love....BUT, there was not pantry. We think they converted the pantry to a half bath. And the living room was super small, I don't even think our furniture would fit in it.

Had a pool that was also in great condition!!

The worst part about it, was that it was in the GHETTO!!!! Sorry to say it, but it was a horrible area but the houses were gorgeous...sad sad!!

2nd house was a shit hole....we quickly left that need to explain what it was like either.

3rd house (we only got to see 3 since it got dark and all these foreclosures don't have power)....HUGE!!!! 2573 square footage....are you kidding me?

This will shock 2006, it sold for $412K!!! Yes, you read that right....and now it's goign for $149,900!!! WOW!!!

So, this house was nice but it would have needed a few repairs. The carpet was stained, and there was carpet going up the stairwell and all upstairs. We don't want to put a lot of cash into the house right away.

The pool was black so that would have needed an acid wash which can cost up to $ thanks!

But the back yard was HUGE...the master bedroom, bathroom, and CLOSET were HUGE!!!

I loved the winding stairwell....the living room was was just a huge house and I think it was too big for us!

It was also in a gated community which we did like but again, it was surrounded by a not so nice area.........

So, the search continues on Sunday in Chandler and Gilbert!! Can't wait...we're going to get 15-20 houses in that day and hopefully find a few we'd like to put offers on!!! YAAAY!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010


OMG, I am sooooooooooo excited!

I cannot believe we are finally going to buy a house. I never thought this was going to happen.

I'm 28 years old, no kids (YET) and I'm STOKED!!!! That means, I get to do a nursery when I do finally get pregnant. This is amazing! Yes, I know, little things make me happy but honestly, I didn't think buying a home in the Phoenix area was going to happen for a really long time from now.

So, I just talked to our Lender and she's doing the pre-approval stuff and sending us paperwork tomorrow. I'm hoping for at least $180K approval but we don't plan to spend that much.

I also did a 30 min workout today and I plan to do another one tomorrow! Trying to get back into working out to get my body ready for a baby whenever He grants us one.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bad blogger

Wow, I've been a bad blogger lately!

I haven't done it since Dec. 19th! haha Oops!

Well, it's been a crazy year so far!

We just got back from NY for a friends wedding. The weather wasn't too bad and I got to see a lot of family and friends, it was really nice!

I can't wait to go back when the weather is WARMER! lol

We'll be staying home for a while with some unexpected expenses coming up and HOUSE HUNTING!!

We just need to get pre-approved, I'm not looking forward to this already!

Hopefully we can sign a contract by April 20th so we can get the tax credit that they extended until then! That would be GREAT!! Plus our lease is up at the end of May. Wow, I can't believe it's almost been a year since we moved here!

I promise I'll try to a better blogger!!!