We bought a house!

Our new house We bought a house today! Wow, it's all a little unreal. Just 2 weeks ago we didn't know if we could even stay in Maine, and today we're in a contract to buy a house. This is photo of our new house, taken earlier in the spring. We close in 30 days, so move in date is July 20.

Here's the particulars: It's a 4 bedroom house built in the 1930's, approximately 1550 sq. feet. It has a 2 bedroom rented basement suite (another 900 sq ft). It has a decent sized yard and a nice one car garage. It is in excellent, move in condition. Doesn't need any major work or improvements (we'll get an inspection next week and know for sure). It does need some redecorating - has some nasty panelling in the living room area. The main floor has a kitchen with laundry, bathroom, dining room, living room and a bedroom (which we'll use as office/work out space). The upstairs has 3 bedrooms and storage space. The house has lots of hardwood floors and beautiful wood trim, so I guess that makes up for some of the strange wallpaper! Next week during our inspection we'll take more photos and post them.

We're pretty excited and now have a lot of work to do getting ready to move - Lauren & Amanda know all about that. So pleased that we have a destination. The looking is over, we know where we are moving and can plan for that particular house.

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  • BarbaraTougas

    BarbaraTougas on June 19, 2005, 8:58 a.m.

    Your house looks very cozy! We are very excited for you! Maybe we will be able to come and see it this fall. We are hoping, anyway, to be able to make a trip there in the fall, but we are not sure yet if we can do it. Is it further for Damien to drive to Boston? Is it in a different town? Will you have to change churches? Send more details, we are so interested. Thank you for phoning us and letting us know right away. We really appreciate that. Now you will be able to really save money because all your "rent money" will be going toward your own mortgage instead of paying of some elses' mortagage. And inflation costs will come to you as cash when you sell some time in the future.


  • Amanda

    Amanda on June 19, 2005, 1:57 p.m.

    I am so happy for you guys! Do you have to move far or is it in the same town? It will be nice to finally make something your own. With your touches. Your going to have so much fun. I can't wait to see more pictures and also in person...Who knows maybe one day soon!!!


  • melanie

    melanie on June 19, 2005, 4:07 p.m.

    Congratulations on your latest purchase! You must have been excited to sign the papers, I remember when we finally decided on our house, we were giddy with excitement. Your house looks very nice, and I would love to see more pictures and details. We are both happy for you.


  • Karen

    Karen on June 19, 2005, 9:55 p.m.

    Dad and I are thrilled for you. As much as we'd love it if you lived closer, we feel this is so right for you. In a way we wish we could be there to help you with the move, but in another, we know you have good friends who will give be there for you. We'll be happy to come and see you once you're settled in - and maybe lend a hand in doing something about that panelling or strange wallpaper!


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