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ladypirate

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K and I have been casually looking at houses since we moved to this area, but we hadn''t seen anything in our price range that we really liked. Last week we saw a house that intrigued us and did a drive by, then went and looked at it yesterday with a realtor. Both of us just loved it. It''s within our price range, has a really cool view and best of all the ceilings are high enough for K (who is 6''7")!

We''re going to talk to the bank this weekend and see about getting pre-approved, then maybe make an offer. This would be the first home for both of us, so we''re both pretty nervous/excited!

If we do end up buying, we''re talking about just going down to the courthouse and getting married rather than waiting until next year and having a wedding. Eep! I could be married sooner than I thought.
 

Selkie

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How exciting! Keep us posted!

ETA: We just went through this ourselves, it's a lot of fun and very scary all at the same time.
 

princessplease

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Wowsers lady!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*****************MAJOR******************** dust for the weekend. Please keep us posted!
 

mochamamasita

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Congrats. I''m always watching those shows like "Property Virgins" and "First Time Home Buyers". It''s so exciting that you guys found a place you like. Also, now is the perfect time to buy. Especially since you get up to $8,000 back when you file your taxes at the end of the year if you buy this year. Wow, 6''7!!! That''s crazy
 

ckrickett

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wow that''s great news!
good luck
 

idreamofcushions

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Well congratulations on finding a house!! And lots of *dust* for the bank loan! And yay for speedy marriage! I think that''s awesome.
 

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*********************First House Buying Dust*************************

Good luck LP!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yay for courthouses!!!! (Dude...seriously.)
 

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Good luck :), sending plenty of home buying dust your way :D
 

Clairitek

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Soooooo exciting LP!

FI and I were in your shoes almost exactly a year ago and I have to say it was the most stressful thing I''ve ever gone through (due partly to an incompetent loan processor) but we made it. I firmly believe that our relationship is all the most strong because of it.

Good luck at the bank!
 

sammyj

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WOW, LP! That''s double-whammy exciting news! Sending lots of **dust** your way!
 

Dreamgirl

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OOOOO This is so exciting LP!!!!
 

Winks_Elf

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OMG how exciting!!! Best of luck sweetie!
 

fieryred33143

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PARTY AT LP''S HOUSE!
PARTY AT LP''S HOUSE!

Best of luck to you this weekend hun! Getting a house is so exciting!!
 

ladypirate

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Thanks guys! We''re making an appointment to talk to a loan officer on Wednesday. I will definitely report back after that and let you know how it goes.
 

gwendolyn

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Holy cow, LP, that is seriously AWESOME!!!!!! Truckloads of dust for you and K!!!! That is so exciting!!! (Totally, TOTALLY wish that was a possibility for J and I right now!)
 

sunnyd

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Woohooooo!!! LP, how exciting! A new house and a marriage?! That calls for this:
!


Sooo pics of this house?
 

ringless

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That is very exciting! Fill us in on any new developments :)
 

FrekeChild

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Can we see pictures?

Good luck with the loan officer today!!!
 

ladypirate

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Well, the loan officer will actually be next Wednesday, so no developments for a month or so. I can post a couple of pictures of the house, though!

Here''s the outside of the house:

ladypiratehouse1.jpg
 

ladypirate

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The front porch--you can see a little bit of the river view in this picture:

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ladypirate

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The (very retro) kitchen:

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ladypirate

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One of the upstairs bedrooms. This one has a view straight down the river & you can see several bridges in a row. Gorgeous!

ladypiratehouse4.jpg
 

ladypirate

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The downstairs bathroom (love the stained glass!):

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ladypirate

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The downstairs bedroom:

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ladypirate

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Last but not least, the living room/dining room. Down at the end you can see the french doors that lead out into a little enclosed sunroom. Perfect for a little breakfast nook! You can also see the view out the windows (although it's a little bleached out). It's beautiful!

ladypiratehouse7.jpg
 

gwendolyn

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Oh my gosh, it''s beautiful!!! Can I borrow it for a few years once it''s yours?
 

FrekeChild

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WOW!!!!! It's beautiful LP!!!!!

(So, can we come visit if we don't end up moving to the PNW?
)
 
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