YAAAAAAY! (Or, We Finally Bought That House After Much Harassment)

Well, we are now officially homeowners.  *zowie*  We’re excited and exhausted and a bit unsure that it really happened.  Even this morning we were getting phone calls asking us to pull up a few more bits of financial information and be prepared to sign just a couple more preliminary papers before the closing and it seemed to all be hanging by a thread.  But we managed to do the final walk-through inspection, meet the sellers for the first time (very sweet people), sign an almost endless stack of papers, hand over about one year’s salary, and we were given the keys.

It was actually a bit anticlimactic.  We signed papers for about an hour and then everyone pat us on the back and said “Congratulations!”

It didn’t really feel real until we took my parents over and started peeling off the 70’s textured wallpaper in the living room.  I have realized that for me, the best way to make it feel real is to start making some changes, to leave my mark and claim it as MINE.  And Will’s.  Although technically I think the mortgage company owns about 95% at this point…

Anyway, it’s a relief to be done with the purchasing process.  We’ll be spending the next month doing a little remodeling (there are hardwood floors under the carpet!) and slowly moving in our belongings.  Let us know if you have any green remodeling tips!

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    arduous said,

    July 8, 2008 @ 9:54 pm

    Congratulations!! Great news. I know what you mean. A place to me does not really feel like home until I’ve painted it and my stuff is in it. 🙂

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    Angel said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 7:07 am

    Rob told me last night you guys had gotten the place, and I just wanted to congratulate you! I can’t wait to see the new digs in October. I’m sure that it will definitely have that certain “you” flavor to it by then. Just remember: let the remodeling be fun (it is all about making certain dreams realities, right? ^_~)

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    Linnea said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    I’ve got a great book on green remodelling (probably called Green Remodelling… I don’t actually remember). Let me know if they don’t have it at the library, I’ll mail it to you.

    Oh, and school starts again next week, so if you’ve got dimensions for me…

    CONGRATS!! Please get a trampoline.

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    Student Doctor Green said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 8:39 pm


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    cinco said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

    Congratulations!!!! Feel free to call my mom for remodeling advice. 😀

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    Painting the Walls and Various Body Parts | GreenCouple.com said,

    August 7, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    […] that house we bought?  We took a break from posting about our remodeling because we were afraid of boring you with long […]

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    Gab said,

    February 10, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

    first and foremost, try to get non-toxic stuff above anything else, like non-toxic paint for example and sheep wool insulation. There are a lot of cheap, local stuff we can do in a house to renovate it and be safe for us AND the environment! You just need to do a bit of research sometime… but it’s out there!

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