Saturday, March 08, 2008

We're under contract

We finally found a starter home. Its nothing compared to some your homes (I've been in some of your homes so I know), but we're poor and houses are expensive. We figure that we can live in this house for 5 years then look for something else (the home-start grant requires you to live in the home 5 years before you get the grant completely forgiven). The house is in Layton, its a bit older (built 1955), but we really had a hard time finding something built more recent in our price range. We will be moving to the ghetto of Layton, but that's no big deal. We live a ghetto of Layton right now (at least we won't share walls with our neighbors anymore). The nice thing about the house is that its complete refinished inside (that was a big seller for us) and it has a huge kitchen (a big seller for Lindy). Sydney will actually have a garage to run around. We're excited.

Of course we're not done yet. We are having our home inspection of the place next week and we're still trying to get everything ready with the financing. But our closing date is March 29, so we'll be moving the first week or so of April. It's not so far from where we live right now so moving should be really easy. This will be nice because it will give us a little bit of time before baby number 3 comes along towards the end of May.

Anyway, no pictures yet, maybe after closing.

5 comments:

Rach said...

Congrats, having a home is great!

skcoe said...

That is SO EXCITING! It's wonderful not having to share your walls with anyone else.

Enjoy!

Polly said...

SWEET! Jeremy and I have bought 3 different homes already, and I know what a relief it is once it's all done! (not only have we bought 3, but we've moved 9 times in the last 8 years!) Good luck with the process - and get ready for all of that lawn mowing...

Lacey said...

Very cool! We bought our house with the intent of moving in 5 years or so too. It's kinda scary to buy your first house but only for a second and then it's just great.

LiNdS said...

Hi Bob!!
Okay, so I have finally gotten into this blog thing, after five years of knowing you. So check out my blog! It's very much new and improved. I am so happy for you guys possibly finding a house. Being a home owner is a lot of work, but it is so nice to feel like it's all yours. Please keep me posted. Tell Lindy hi!
Linds