Friday, February 24, 2012

The finish line is in sight!

We got a call from our realtor this morning informing us that we are officially in underwriting and we'll close on the house some time next week! I am so excited to finally move into the house I've been daydreaming about and space planning for and driving by at least once every other day. We've been lucky to only have a few little hiccups along the way so we can close quickly.

It's been so hard living in this apartment knowing that a spacious five bedroom house is sitting vacant just a few blocks away. The kids are so cooped up and it's getting worse every day as we get more and more buried under mountains of moving boxes. It's also been difficult not really knowing when we're moving. I'm such a planner and it makes me crazy not having an exact moving date.

Now that we know we're for sure closing next week I'll be spending my weekend packing and buying drapery rods and researching which fridge to buy. Fun stuff!

I'm so excited to finally be in our own home! It feels like such a long time coming and part of me can't believe it's really happening. I feel so grateful that Sean and I can purchase a house for our kids to grow up in and that we'll finally have enough space to spread out!

This is probably the last post I'll make until we move. As soon as we get somewhat settled I'll post an update with pictures of our new place. Wish us luck!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Great News!

After nine apartments in almost ten years,
and pulling out of not one but two home purchases, 
the Nichols family is finally buying a house!!

We are just absolutely over-the-moon ecstatic about it. We'd decided at the beginning of the year to start looking at houses (for the third time) and we've found the perfect place for our family. We've been so cramped here in our apartment, and although we love it we just need a place that we can grow into. We found a sweet little 1960's brick house in a really nice part of Orem and fell in love with it. It's been completely updated and has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, tons of storage, and a great yard. I'm so excited to have the boys in their own rooms, have a place for guests to sleep, and finally have a craft room!

I wanted to blog about this earlier in the process, but we wanted to wait until the inspection was over before we really got our heart set on it. Our inspector took a look at the house yesterday and just confirmed to us that we're buying a great home. It's obviously an older house and has it's quirks and things that need to be fixed up, but we're excited to finally be doing work on our own home. Taylor is so happy about it and asks me every day if we can move in yet, and to be honest I'm just as impatient as he is! We're just starting to pack and we should hopefully close on the house in just a couple of weeks. My mental checklist of things that need to be done keeps getting longer, and with it my anxiety is growing. But I know that this is the right move for us; it's a great time to buy, we got a great deal on the price and interest rate, and we just plain feel good about it. 

Hopefully we'll have the place ready for a housewarming party some time in mid-April. I'm so excited (how many times am I going to use the word excited in this post?) to share this next chapter in our lives with our friends and family. 

I'll try to keep the blog going steadily, but you may not hear much from me in the next month or so since I'll most likely be buried in moving boxes and cleaning our apartment. But I'm sure I'll make it back quickly with lots of news about our new place!

Okay, I'm going to say it one more time...
I'm so excited!!