Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Home.....times two

First I have moved this blog to a new host. In the move all the post from 2012 were lost. Not really lost...but not imported correctly. Working on it.

Second....we are buying a new house.

The decision wasn't easy.

A few months ago we discussed buying a house and decided we couldn't afford it.

Then my in laws came to visit.

We all toured a few models.

Suddenly we were back in buying a house mode again.

When I say mode I mean discussions.....when I say discussions I mean convening an official conference.

Kelli and I approach anything financial with extreme caution. After more than a week of almost round the clock discussion....we decided to move. Right down the street.

The house we are in now is a great house. Almost 2000 square feet, 4 bedrooms, all closets are walk in roomy, 2 bathrooms, a good amount of upgrades...and energy efficient.

We have one kid....and don't plan on having more.

Still....somehow....we are buying a new house. Don't take my tone as not wanting a house. The house we are buying is great. It's just hard to wrap my head around all the details.

I still picture myself as a 20 something kid....not a 35 year old adult.

Our current house was built by Lennar. We bought it BEFORE we were married.....or even engaged.We were driving around one day and said "lets buy a house". So we did. Cost was $146,000.

We currently owe a little more than $120K. Current value is around $175K. So we have some equity.

Our new house will be built by Darling Homes. It is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house with a study, media room, game room and covered porch....and 2700 square feet.

I'm a bit embarrassed by the I won't mention it.

I will blog about the progress of the house and post photos. Should be done in May.

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