Remember how I mentioned that it is a sea of brick ranches down here? Well
This house was a foreclosure and came with some issues. We decided that we liked it the best out of all of them and could really see ourselves living there. Plus it is in a great neighborhood and convenient location, which we really loved. Before we moved forward we did an inspection and talked to the bank.
From the inspection we found out there were some big issues that would keep us from getting a loan on the house, namely the roof. Funny thing about trying to get a loan on a house, the bank requires certain things to be there (HVAC, roof, plumbing...) aka the house has to be livable before they will give you a loan on the house. So when we found out there was a major but easily fixable plumbing issue and several roof issues (these were just the major things) that would keep us from getting a loan we felt a little discouraged. Remember the house if a foreclosure and sold as is. Meaning the bank will do nothing.
But we were hoping they would be willing to change their minds since the house had been sitting for a little over a year and no one would be able to get a loan on the house. Unless they got a cash offer which was highly unlikely, then it would keep on sittin right there. So what the heck we gave it a shot and asked for them to do repairs so we could get a loan. Our realtor was awesome and really went to bat for us and you know how the story ends... we got the house!! They even agreed to do MORE than what we had requested!!! Crazy! Our realtor said she had never seen anything like this. We were so shocked and felt surely it was too good to be true. We moved through the process being cautiously optimistic and were so relieved when we signed our lives away on January 31st and became the owners! The Lord blew us away and provided in a big big way!
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
We got an amazing deal thanks to it being a foreclosure. We actually paid less for this house than we did for our first one and it is 50% bigger! It is 4 bedroom 2 bath with a fenced in backyard for our furbaby :)
So here is the tour. Warning a lot of it ain't too pretty. It needs a lot of tlc which we are anxious to give. We're looking forward to making this little fixer upper ours over the next few years.
Here is the house! This is before we moved in and with the old roof.
Here it is after with the new roof!
How do ya like those ginormous overgrown bushes? purty huh? They're on someones honey-do list hint cough hint hint
All of our neighbors will thank us I'm sure.
You're about to see a lot of wallpaper = the bane of my existence
Entry Way from the front door:
Here is the refrigerator that was there though:
I mean who doesn't want a refrigerator with a swastika on it right? A little "heil hitler" every time you get the milk.
Last room (back right) that we are affectionately calling the "craffice." That is craft room/office. If you ask Adam though mostly craft room ;) I say because he has an office at work I should get more room! It has the best wallpaper of all...