In case you missed it, the man and I have some news!
After 7 almost years in our sweet little townhouse, Bryan and I opened the conversation about moving on to something bigger. The search began with a few parameters- after our whole lives without garages, we decided having one would be nice. We wanted a basement big enough for a pool table, I had images in my mind of a sunroom, and a family room big enough to house opposing sofas… We also knew that something freshly renovated in the areas we were eyeing wouldn’t only be out of our budget, but would be disappointing to the idea of always making our house our own.
After a month or so of browsing, making two offers on homes that were beat out by others, and seeing the same tired center-hall Colonial pop up a few days in a row, we decided to give that one a shot.
B was a little hesitant… Here was a house twice the size of our own that needed every surface- and I mean every surface– touched. Walls are scuffed. Stained, powder blue carpet is everywhere on the first floor. The bathrooms upstairs have fiberglass on the ceilings (still trying to figure out why), and the kitchen, while it must have cost a fortune in the 1980s, is so completely awkward and outdated that it would be the first thing that was taken out. We decided to throw out a low offer…
And the sellers accepted.
I’m a full believer that part of this crazy industry I’m in involves luck, or fate, or what’s right, or what’s supposed to happen. We knew we had two friends and their kids just a couple blocks away. Then, I found out I had colleagues that I love dearly a couple of blocks in the other direction. An agent I work with and adore has a home a block or so away, and one of Bryan’s best buddies and his wife are a 15 minute walk. Just now, a friend emailed us that she lives at the end of our block.
We have big plans for this place over the next several months, starting with me ripping carpet out this week, taking down curtains, and cleaning up the yard. I promise I’ll keep you posted every step of the way. I can’t wait to watch this place come alive.
** photo by listing brokerage, Schuler Bauer **