Friday, July 16, 2010

We Are Getting A House!

We are finally getting a house!

I've been waiting to announce it until I knew it was a done deal... but we are well on our way (apparently it takes about three business days to open Escrow) to officially being in Escrow! As soon as it opens, we need to really quickly get all of the house inspections done and hopefully nothing horrible turns up. Most of the things we already know about won't be too hard or expensive to fix.

The house is bank owned and they had already painted and put new appliances in, which is nice! You will notice in the video how we will have to do something about the dogs in the backyard behind our house...


We are really excited about finally getting a house! It's been such a long process for us. We started out about a year and a half ago looking at condos in Orange County. Then, we saw we could get a house for the same amount of money, but just a little further away in Corona. Then when we had absolutely no luck in that area, we looked at even cheaper places but even further away! But we finally got one!

(This gigantic tree is in the way in all our pictures of the house but you get the idea!)


Now I need to figure out how and when to tell my boss that I will no longer be able to work here...since it would take me at least a couple of hours to get to work! They know that I might be getting a house but they don't know where it is. I need to time it just right since I want to wait until after the inspections are completed and after my birthday lunch they are taking me to next week!

Speaking of my birthday, Michael surprised me by planning a small getaway tonight night! He said the three of us (Jexi makes 3!), will be going out of town and he isn't telling me where! He already said it's nothing huge like Vegas, but it will be fun! Yay! It's great timing, since we can celebrate two things at once! I'm so happy!

P.S- I strongly hinted Michael get me something for my birthday...

22 comments :

star said...

Congrats lady! How exciting!

Stephanie said...

wow congratulations! :) i'm super jealous. that sucks having to leave your job (that's what i'm trying to avoid... and trying to find a house and job for hubby closeby), but i'm sure you will get everything figured out! good luck on the inspections and have fun on your surprise this weekend. :) i love surprises!

Shelby Bukhenik said...

woohoo congratulations and good luck with all the paperwork and inspection!

The house looks awesome and I love the floors!

Brittany said...

new house.
birthday.
getaway.

You must be on cloudnine! HOOOWWW exciting!!!

Jenna said...

Oh yay yay yay! I hope there aren't any huge problems when you do inspections. And I LOVE that ring, I hope you get it! I want it!

Krystal said...

Hooray! I love the floors , it looks like a sweet place! = )

Margaret said...

Man, house shopping in Orange County is a huge downer. We're going to have to wait quite a while, because we don't want to move further afield.

Congratulations!

Lourie said...

Wait til you see the paperwork you have to sign. Ours was easily 200 pages. But so very worth it!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! The house looks great. Yeah, something needs to be done about the dogs.

Kearsie said...

How totally exciting!!!

Together We Save said...

Congrats on the house... very exciting!!

Jeff and Kira said...

YAY!! Congratulations on the house! And happy almost birthday!

Tara said...

how exciting!! its so cute!

Annie said...

CONGRATS!!! So happy for you :)

suki said...

congrats on the house! :) very happy for you guys!

Aimee said...

Thats super duper exiting...

Homes in OC are expensive to own. Kev and I are thinking of renting a house in Fullerton which is the most inexpensive places in the OC but I know the house prices are still high. So you are moving to the IE

The house looks nice! That is super exciting... good luck with telling work

Yay for weekend getaways

Mrs. G said...

Love the house!!! That is so, so, SOOO exciting!! Happy for you and can't wait to see it all come together. =)

April said...

Yay!!! Congrats, girly!! It is gorgeous!!

Alyssa said...

A house! HOW EXCITING!!! you will have a blast decorating.

And enjoy your surprise birthday trip :) xx

Heidi Lamb said...

It's perfect! Loved seeing the video! Congratulations you two :)

jadenotjaded said...

Congratulations! That looks like a beau-t-ful new house! Just give those doggies in the back some dog treats and make friends with them :)...are you in my neck of the woods now? (Riv)

Kassie said...

Oh, I amd just SO incredibly excited for you!!! Can't wait to hear how it all turns out, and see more pictures. :) and PS I work in real estate in CA, so if you need "outside, 3rd eyes" kind of advice let me know. :)

Emma @ Divorced Before 30 said...

Congrats! That's fantastic. And how sweet of your guy to plan a little getaway. Thanks for visiting my blogoir on my SITS day. I really appreciate that you took the time to read some posts!

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