Life with Baby K

June 15, 2008

Show and Tell–House Hunting!

Filed under: House Hunting,Show and Tell — by Jess @ 1:01 am
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Jeff and I have decided to buy a house!!! I came home yesterday from my ultrasound (which was perfect and I take my last BCP on Monday) and there was a letter taped to my apartment door. Inside was a letter from my landlords saying that as of July 1 we will be responsible for our own electricity. The letter was dated for June 1 even though it wasn’t given to us until June 13. Definitely not the 30 day notice we are suppose to have legally. The problem is that the landlords are Jeff’s parents neighbors, people Jeff has grown up with and are family friends. So its not so easy to tell them to shove their note and give us a real 30 day notice about the electric. We moved in here in Dec of 2006 after having the cutest apartment with landlords from hell. The main reason I agreed to take this apartment was because heat and electric was included. So I looked past the fact that it really isn’t that nice of an apartment, its upstairs, and we only have parking for one car. Then in May of 2007 we were told that the rent was going up by $50 due to the increasing costs of electric. Now we are being told that we have to pay for our own electric. That would make me think that the rent should go down, given the reason the rent went up. Anyways, despite how much my tongue is bleeding from holding in my anger and frustrations about the situation, I am going to shut up for the sake of family peace.
However this situation has been just the shove we needed to decide to get out and find a house. We can’t afford anything too expensive but there are options out there. So today for Show and Tell I am showing everyone a house. It is the house that as of today is the one we are looking at. Of course I should tell you that we haven’t seen the inside yet and things may very will change. But for the purpose of celebrating the fact that we may actually buy a house, here is the house we are looking at
It is a two family duplex house. There are 7 rooms on one side and 6 on the other. It is a foreclosure so it is being sold at a low price. I think it needs from foundation work done (that’s what the realtor said) but again due to the low price we could afford to take out extra on a loan to fix it if needed. I am excited about the whole concept of buying a house. I feel like such a grown up!!!


  1. How sh*tty of them to do that to you. I would definately mention to them that the rent should be adjusted. If they are looking at it as business, so should you! Good luck on getting a/the house.

    Comment by Joanna — June 15, 2008 @ 2:16 am |Reply

  2. Woohoo – I LOVE house hunting!! I love nosing about other houses and wondering whether I could maybe live there!! I’d do it more often if it wasn’t so expensive with all those related moving fees!!

    I hope you find the house of your dreams!

    Comment by Sam — June 15, 2008 @ 10:26 am |Reply

  3. Buying a house is one of the most exciting and nerve wracking times!!! I wish you all the luck and remember, it’s a buyer’s market…you’re doing this at a great time!

    Comment by Rebecca — June 15, 2008 @ 12:52 pm |Reply

  4. came here through show and tell. Good Luck with the house. May the excitement of owning your first house warsh over you soon.

    Comment by butterflyanla — June 15, 2008 @ 5:45 pm |Reply

  5. Good wishes on the house!

    Getting our first home was the most exciting thing. Now we’re on our third – but the first one is always the one I remember with the most excitement. :0)

    Comment by JuliaS — June 15, 2008 @ 6:33 pm |Reply

  6. Good luck! What a great time to buy a house (if you aren’t having to sell). Take advantage!

    Although I would never live in a duplex. My own house means I don’t have to share a common wall. But if that doesn’t bother you, then woohoo!!!

    Comment by nancy — June 17, 2008 @ 4:27 am |Reply

  7. We were “forced” into our buying a home too but it was the best thing we ever did!

    Comment by Alison — June 17, 2008 @ 4:48 pm |Reply

  8. Yippie!! Congrats on the house hunting! I don’t know if Hubby and I will ever be able to afford a house if we choose to stay in So Cal, it’s INSANE here!! So, we are jealous. 😉

    Comment by La La — June 17, 2008 @ 4:56 pm |Reply

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