It’s been a while since I’ve talked about our house hunt, but we’ve finally found a home that is perfect for us & we’re getting ready to put in an offer… it’s scary & exciting!
Originally, Chris & I wanted to build a home, but that idea fell through for several reasons. It made more sense for us to buy an existing property, & I’ve always loved old houses that have lots of charm. Luckily, that’s exactly what we found!
Throughout the house hunt, I think the biggest thing we’ve learned is that we aren’t going to find a home that has every single thing we’re looking for. This house, however, is beautiful on the inside & the location, while not necessarily our ideal, keeps us close to our families & most importantly… Target. (I kid!)
The house that we’re putting an offer in on was built in the 1920s (!!!) has gorgeous wood floors, beautiful paint (that only needs a few touch ups here & there), & plenty of natural sunlight, which I love.
We were also impressed by the size, discussing how we’ll actually have one room we have no idea what to do with. Plus, there’s a large, finished basement complete with a bar!
One of our favorite things about our walk-thru today was that the current owners (they’re pretty much moved out) left a small stack of photographs of the home that dated back to the 1940s! There were photos of the house, as well as a man & woman (& their dogs!) who lived in the home. I love that there is so much history, & that we will (hopefully!) be adding to it!
We’ll be putting our offer in tomorrow afternoon & then going from there (we’re prepared for a little back-and-forth). If all goes as planned, we may be in there as early as late-February/early-March!
Here are a few photos of the property that were available online:
Keep your fingers crossed that we end up with a great deal & I’ll definitely keep everyone updated!
Do you own a home? Any tips for first-time homebuyers?
Which do you prefer – new construction, or an older house with a bit more charm? Previously, I would have said new, but I’ve really grown to appreciate the quality present in older homes!