Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't Settle!

"Don't Settle" seems to be the new Moses Mission Statement lately! We have really been blessed with our house hunting experience. We have enjoyed it, and know that our future will be in a home that we really love. That is why we don't want to settle, and we won't! The process has almost been too easy, and I say all of this after having been out-bid on the first house we really fell in love with (see below post). 3 people put on an offer on the house last Friday. Ours came in at 2:30, the next at 2:38, and the last one right before the end of the work day. The last one was an offer for the asking price, so I don't blame the bank for taking that offer! We weren't going to do that, so we took that as a sure sign that was not our perfect home. We have now looked at about 25 homes. We have another favorite that we like and will probably put an offer on tomorrow. Here are some pictures. You will be able to tell why we like this one after you see the photos!

Front View


Side of House/landscaping


Side View of backyard


Back patio


Kitchen


Utility Room



Breakfast area/into kitchen area



Master Bedroom


Master Bath


Living Room


Bedroom


Bedroom


Guest Bath


We really like how this house has character, but still looks new and up to date. Its a good mix of everything we like. We don't like that it backs up to a fairly busy street, but that will not be a deal breaker for us. This house was built in 1994 and is really great shape. It was very clear that the current owners take very good care of this home. I love the crown molding that is throughout the house. I have also been made aware of how expensive window treatments can be, which made me so glad to see that it had the 2" blinds come with the home! The carpet was in really good shape and very clean. We felt very comfortable in this home, and are looking forward to making a move on it. If this is not the house for us, we will of course continue our search with a good attitude. It has been fun looking at what different homes have to offer, and just getting to know Waco in general.

We will keep you blog readers updated as we move along!

6 comments:

texasjules said...

So cute! I love the back patio... I might just have to steal that when I re-do mine!

And you should def negosh in that pink and zebra decor in the bedroom! ;)

Abby said...

We looked at 35+ homes before we found ours... crazy how it takes so much looking to find the perfect one! We're excited for you and Tyler... can't wait to see the perfect one God has for you!!

Lee Family said...

oh Shea, I LOVE THIS HOUSE! its so cute and has so much character and it doesn't look like you would have to do anything to it. I am excited for you guys. I hope everything goes through okay!

The McDons said...

I like this one!! Good luck, I'm sure you guys are getting worn out but like you said...don't settle!!!

The Etters said...

i know how you feel. i felt we look at 100 homes before we found it - and we thank God every day for our house. it is perfect for us. i know you will find something perfect for you!

p.s. i love the pics!

Erica and Brad said...

I love this house, perfect size yard and love the kitchen and bathrooms! Good luck!