Hello! Back to regularly scheduled programming over here. The last three weeks or so have been so crazy. I wanted so badly to blog alllll about it, but something kept holding me back. There’s a long back story to all of this, but before I jump into that, the good news is WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!
Everything became official on Friday morning. David and I took the day off and signed away our lives at closing. We bought a new build about ten minutes outside of town. The house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and sits on about four acres of land.
We found the house as the builder was still building it back in January. When we first took a look at it, it was just framed. Our house hunting journey was a long one, and never in a million years did we think that we would find a brand new house with that much land in our price point. It certainly makes us believe the old saying that the hard times make the good times better. All those months of waiting and praying to find our family’s home led us to something better than we could have ever imagined!
The best part about buying the house as it was still being built was that we were able to customize it! We picked the kitchen counter tops, added a fourth bedroom, added some ceiling fans and lights throughout, and even the paint color. So cool!
We moved all of our stuff in the previous weekend, so after closing, we were able to go home and organize everything. We spent our first weekend there and we are feeling truly blessed. Finn and Juneau have settled in much better than David and I, but that’s totally okay with me!
Our House Hunting Journey
We have been looking for a house since last May. Our price point in Charlottesville is extremely competitive. Houses would be on and off the market within a day. We had put in five other offers before we bought this house. We were heartbroken over and over again. It got to a point, about a week before we found this house, that we felt like maybe we should stop looking altogether. The entire process took a much bigger emotional toll on me than I ever would have imagined.
At one point last fall, we had put an offer into a house in town and it was accepted! We were so happy, but from the moment the papers were signed, David and I were hesitant to get truly excited. We just had a gut feeling that something was going to happen and that this house wouldn’t be our house. We were right. After the inspection, we went back to the seller to ask them to fix a few major things. He refused, and our contract was broken.
It was experiences like this that made me hesitant to make any sort of announcement until it was official. In fact, I didn’t even tell my best friend until last week!
But all of that is in the past, and I’m excited to share more about home decor, about the nitty gritty in the house buying process, and all about home ownership moving forward!
Also, just a reminder to anyone who may be giving up hope on something that you’ve been praying for – don’t give up! If you want it bad enough, it will happen when it is meant to. And when it does, it could just be better than you ever imagined!