Friday, January 25, 2008

Buying a House!!

So this isn't exactly a for sure thing yet, but we have a house that we've had our eye on for the last month or so and it's totally in our price range. The down turn in the Central Oregon real-estate market was bad for a lot of people but for us poor newlyweds, it's a very good thing. It's probably our only chance to buy in this lovely area.

We've had our broker buddy Grant help us and he found us the perfect house. It's got 4 bedrooms and a bonus room (used to be a garage) that Jim can put his pool table in, so as you can all imagine, he was instantly sold on the idea.
It is a great house. The only complaints I have are of the old owner's terribly tacky taste. She's one of those women who must have looked through hundreds of arts and crafts/how to give your home a makeover on a tight budget magazines and thought she could do it, but she got a bit carried away. There are 2 bathrooms. In the first, she thought a rock wall would look nice so she took grey puddy (looks just like playdough) and slopped it unevenly across the whole wall then squished river rocks into it. It looks like she let her kids do it. The other bathroom was done in a Hawaiian, tiki theme and has an awesome turquoise color (Charlotte Hornets turquoise) and dried grass for curtains over the windows. I wish I had pictures. I'll get them and then you'll all fully understand how bad it truly is.
Aside from some minor cosmetic issues, we're both very excited about the house and are meeting with our loan officer this afternoon to get approved and then we make an offer. Keep us in your prayers. We both know that if it doesn't happen now, it's for a good reason, but we kinda hope it does:)


mellens said...

good luck guys! that would be so fun!

Anonymous said...

I heard houses are careful!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Wow..everyone is buying a house! Nice one though...!

The Winkleplecks said...

Could be a good use of that ~$1200 'shot in the arm' economy check when it comes in May/June.

Either that, or the pool table for the shark.

By the way Jim, when I found that picture of you playing pool (above) - I also found this video of you...

peteandjenn said...

Yea! I'm excited for you guys! I hope you get it! I hope she lets you keep the dried grass curtains... You can't find those just anywhere.