Monday, February 7, 2011

Falconhead Cottage

Ok, I've made you wait long enough. 

You want to know which house we picked, right?  Of course you do.

First, lemme tell you about my weekend, Friday was so much...

What?  You don't give a damn about my weekend?  Well fine.  I'll just tell you about the house ;)

To start off with, I totally had a grand plan of taping and editing a little segment ala House Hunters with JEGs and I talking about which house we chose.  But I didn't.  So let's just pretend.

Suzanne Wong:  So which did they choose?  The hot mess of a duplex, the spacious rancher, the charming bungalow or the renovated twin?

JEGs and Lizzie:  We chose...

::images of the house popping up on screen:::
thump thump   thump thump   thump thump
thump thump thump thump thump thump..

(right about now you are thinking, alright Liz.  Let's get on with this)

The renovated twin!!

Say hello to Falconhead Cottage

On paper, this house was nothing we wanted- no garage, seriously lacking in closet space, and we didn't want to be attached to another building.  In fact, when we first drove through the neighborhood JEGs didn't even want to look at the house.  He said, "I don't want  a twin..." but I really loved the neighborhood so I begged him to just take a look. 

Once we walked through we both admitted to loving the place.  We just felt at home, and we really loved the fact that they had recently renovated.  Although I had originally wanted a fixer-upper, it feels good to know that all the major things are done so we can start working on smaller projects.

We looked at the house on a Saturday (the same day my car was rear-ended).  We did one more walk-through the following Thursday and decided to put in an offer at $5,000 below asking with a full sellers assist.  The next night (Friday) our agent called us back with their counter:  asking price with full sellers assist.  We agreed the house was worth it and accepted their counter.

We are technically under contract, and still have a few hurdles to get over, but if all goes well, settlement will be April 7th!

I've got a lot more I can't wait to tell everyone (including some project ideas we have and some a list of things every first-time home buyer should have), but I figured I would at least let you in on which house we picked!

Always & Forever,


Vee said...

Yay! Congrats on picking a home - the twin was so cute inside. LOVE that kitchen. Best of luck that everything goes through without a hitch!

kp said...

Congrats! I hope your closing comes quickly and goes smoothly. You're going to make that into such a fabulous home!

bethany said...

Whhhhheee! Lizzie Beth, you are officially a homeowner! (Okay. Maybe not yet. Maybe there's a ton of paperwork to complete. But whatevs.)

I love the twin. I even love that friggin' awkwardly placed fireplace. It's endearing and full of character. :)

I'm so pumped to watch this roll out. Falconhead Cottage, indeed!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Yippee!!!! It was the Seuss room that put you over, wasn't it? This one was definitely my favorite. So exciting!

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I love that front porch! Great choice :).

K said...


Oonafey said...

So exciting!

Question: Are you buying the whole building so you can rent out the other side? or is the contract just for the side you showed us?

TamStyles said...

love hubby wants an older home...i can just imagine all the goodness inside.