Category Archives: House Hunt

drawing to a close

Our closing date for our new home is set for June 29th. We’re finalizing the rest of the stuff over the next week and then it’ll be all ours! Well, for a few months it will be all mine – then once we’re married and back from our Honeymoon, it will be ours.

We’re already talking about a new addition to our family too. Sure, Apache and Pixel are awesome cats and great friends to me, but everyone knows man’s best friend is a dog. We’re thinking some small breed to start – maybe a Jack Russel?

a little help

OK People…

Our original offer on the house was turned down, they made a counter-offer. No way could we afford it… We made a final offer back to them and we’re waiting to hear back from the Mr. and Mrs. Cox.

I try not to use this space to beg for things, but I do have a simple request for all of you. Pray for Bonnie and myself and for everyone involved in making this deal happen. We want this house more than you’ll ever know, so just do us that favor and think of us when you’re saying your prayers.

We’re expecting a response from them either this weekend or early on Monday. I’ll keep you all posted.

hurry up and wait

Yesterday morning, we signed an offer on the house we would like to own. It’s more house than we need for a while, but space that we can well use. I’m also applying for a new job which actually involves computers and I’m a little bit excited about that, even though I’m not sure if I want a full-time job or not…

Anyway, I’m hoping to hear from Kelly (he’s our realtor) sometime this afternoon about the house. As soon as I hear something I’ll let everyone know!

what we want

Well, as I mentioned earlier, Bonnie and I have been pre-pre-approved for a mortgage so we’re starting to look for a house. We don’t want anything brand-new or something that is in a fancy snooty neighborhood, just a good sized house to be made into our home. The basic qualifying factors are 3BR and a minimum of 1.5 baths. Now, for the features we would like to have or that will give one place a distinct advantage over the other looks like this:

  • Basement (unfinished?)
  • 1/2 BA minimum attached to the MBR
  • Fenced in yard (front or back)
  • Garage or carport
  • Outside storage shed

Ideally, I don’t want to live in the city limits of Shelby or Boiling Springs. There are two houses that we’re interested in at the moment, although one is right on Highway 150 and probably would be a bit noisy. The other is near there, but a street back from the main road. Both are within earshot of Brandon and Meagan’s house.

All this to say, if you know of one in the greater Shelby area, let me know!

it might just happen

Bonnie and I went to the credit union today and had a very informative session with Michael, our Sunday School teacher/local credit union branch manager. Apparently, just going by rough figures, we can get a house! Not just a dump either, actually a decent enough amount that we can shop around pretty freely. Should be an exciting couple of weeks coming up!