Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We are buying our first home.

Yes, the shoebox home we've already been living in.
My grandpa has graciously let us 'rent to own' for the past 3 years as we got settled as newlyweds. It's been such a blessing.
The time has come for us to take the plunge and make the place ours.
We are very excited to make this commitment (haha) and take this next step in 'adulthood'.

We've already done some improvements that I've chronicled before.
Like updating the kitchen.
And the bathroom.
And building a deck.
And painting the whole house.
And a new front door.
And landscaping.


We are excited to continue to make the place 'ours'. As our budget allows, of course.

So homeowners, any tips? Anything you would recommend updating to help with the homes value?
Any budgeting tips as now we have a mortage to pay each month?
We could definitely use your wisdom!


  1. Congrats! That is so exciting. Hmmm, I'll have to think about some tips but think you're off to a great start. Fresh paint, new tile and decor go a long way:)

  2. Thanks Suzanne! I know one thing I need to do, and is a 'summer goal' is purge!!! Kind of backwards to be buying a home and need to declutter, but it is what it is! Haha.


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