Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Big News

We bought a house!



We have been looking at homes for several years (in several different cities) and finally bit the bullet. For as slow as our search was, the actual offer to move in process is going to be lightning fast. We put in an offer last week, negotiated a bit and came to an agreement. Our inspection was yesterday and if all goes well we close on 6/30 and move in the next day! If all goes really well we will get to move in sooner.

Some very random thoughts since I could just go on and on....The is the first place either of us has owned. I love old homes. This one is in pristine condition. The garden is unreal and may kill me. Possibilities are endless...

The only small kicker is that we're moving out of Portland. I have loved this town from the first day I visited so, even though we're just moving a few miles away, it is hard. We're not technically in the burbs, but we're in more of a residential area. This will be the first time either Josh or I have lived outside of "the city" since high school. I am a little freaked out about how we will react. But we've talked through it over and over and this is the best option for us right now. I'll still work from home, or take up a small space out of Josh's office (which he is much closer to now), I'm closer to the Gorge and getting out to the cabin, there are tons of places to run and bike in Vancouver (the city we're moving to). There are huge tax advantages to living in WA vs. OR. Plus we're still really close to Portland and plan to keep up with all of the social stuff we've always done.

For those of you local people (Alisa, Jen, Amy, Erika, etc.) I will host a party ASAP! I can't wait to furnish and decorate this place and start acting like a real adult.

Anyway, thanks for caring enough to let me share - I'm really pumped!

11 comments:

aron said...

congrats!!!!!! that is VERY exciting news! you guys will love having a place that is YOURS :)

the gazelle said...

woot! I am so excited for you, even if you are leaving the big city. I need details, woman!

Denise said...

Congrats...that is so exciting!!

J said...

That is great news! Congrats on your first home! You will have to have a moving in party or new home party or whatever they call it now!

Susan said...

Congrats!! That's so exciting that you'll have a place of your OWN.

Sooo if we're not local and want to come to your party, would that be okay?? I wish...

KK said...

Congrats, very exciting!

jen said...

YAY! It is beautiful. I can't wait to come over and play. Congratulations. :)

Amy said...

Congrats, that's awesome news. I think you'll surprise yourself and like the 'burbs and all they have to offer.

Alisa said...

Wow great news! You're not THAT far.

Can't wait to see the place once you're all moved in.

Sarah said...

The Couv isn't that far away at all! You'll love it - at least my sister did the few years she was there.

HOWEVER - why am I relegated to the "etc" group? (Alisa, Jen, Amy, Erika, etc.) I'm crushed. I'm going to cry all night . . .

and maybe that's why I'm an "etc"! It's nicer than Whiney Bitch Friend.

P.O.M. said...

Congratsssssssssss!!! That is awesome. My dream is to have an awesome older home with a fantastic yard. I'm content with my condo for now... but when I become a REAL grown up, I want an old house!