Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"Movin' to the country . . .

. . . gonna eat me a lotta peaches."

Plums, actually. We found a cute little house that we love in a small town about 20 miles from where my husband got a job. It is a 1952 country cottage on more than a third of an acre. It has plum trees, a nice lawn, a huge area for a garden, and we love it!
We just got the inspection report back, and there are a few issues of concern. We will have to do some research before we decide for sure if we still want it. It all depends on how much it will cost to do some remedial work (maybe we could get the sellers to get it done).
In the meantime, I've been browsing paint colors. We are going to paint and carpet it before we move in. I'm thinking olive green and cream in the kitchen, light yellow in the nursery with Noah's Ark stick-ups, and sky blue in my three-year-old's room - complete with airplane and helicopter stick-ups, of course!
I look forward to owning our own home. Here is a photo:
Isn't it cute?!

6 comments:

Heathie said...

It is a cute house!
Have you bargained over the price yet? When we bought our house we were fine with giving the sellers asking price, but we had them do some major repairs first (like stabilizing the deck and getting rid of the mushrooms in the basement). Maybe your sellers will work with you like that.

Perry's said...

Cute house! Where is it? You can email me if you want so you don't have to put up the location! (lp23j@yahoo.com)

Mary Lou said...

It's really cute! I hope the repairs can get done by the sellers and that you guys can move in soon!

Lura said...

We do have a contract with the price (which is lower than they asked for), but it is contingent upon the house passing our inspection, so I'm pretty sure we can get them to do the repairs.

Laura said...

Good luck! Owning a house is a lot of work, but it has perks too. The plum trees are definitely a plus :)

Arlynda said...

You might as well ask, especially if they are major repairs. They may not be able to sell the house otherwise. They might just bring the price down, or offer you a credit.