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Love At First Sight.
September 28, 2009, 3:53 am
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First look

Originally uploaded by s smay

Justin and I always wanted to be homeowners. We got married in January 2008, and originally wanted to buy right away. It was lucky we waited, or we wouldn’t have gotten the $8,000 stimulus money! I kept my eye on the housing market the whole first year we were married. October 2008 was the first time this house went on the market. I thought it was cute, but since it was a foreclosure I assumed there was lots wrong with it. (and there was)

Finally in January 2009 we decided to officially start house searching again. Interest rates were so low, we didn’t want to miss out. On top of that the stimulus package was passed shortly after we resumed our search. And this lonely foreclosure still sat on the market. I had a few other houses i wanted to go see, so i decided to throw this one into the mix as well, just to see how bad it was.

It was the first house on our first day of house hunting, we pulled into the drive and i thought to myself “I don’t want to spend much time here.” But then we walked inside: The floors were dirty the walls were a mess, the kitchen was falling apart, but it was love at first sight! The living room was so open and inviting with it’s big window, the kitchen was just the right size. We walked into the bedrooms, which were just as bad. Then, i will never forget what i saw: standing in the first bedroom, looking across the hall, the gorgeous aqua and black tile of the bathroom gleamed at me from the walls. My favorite part of any midcentury home: the tile bathrooms. Then, to top it off, the original sink and medicine cabinet! I knew right then that this house had to be mine. No one else would love that tile like i would. They may even tear it out!

The rest of the houses that day were a blur. I had found my first home, i didn’t want to see anything else. But it wasn’t going to be quite that easy…..


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Isn’t it funny the things that speak to you when you’re looking for a new home? Love the tile bathroom. So much potential everywhere. Looking forward to seeing you move forward.

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