Saturday, April 25, 2009

Got a House!

The Great White House-Hunter is victorious! I found an absolutely perfect and adorable townhouse two days ago and put in an offer....and today, the contract was signed. My offer has been accepted! Closing will most likely not be until June (this is a short sale), which is fine, since I didn't plan to move in until July.

My new house has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a nice-sized kitchen and dining room, and a gorgeous brick patio. The living room features a beautiful hardwood floor. Very little needs to be done to the place, aside from some cosmetic changes, and the windows and sliding glass door should be replaced before too long (they're not broken, just not energy-efficient). I'm going to go ahead and replace them all before I move in, since it'll save me so much in heating and cooling costs.

I'll try to post a few photos after I close later. What a relief to know that I have a lovely place to live in addition to a great new job!

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~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"