Wednesday, January 6, 2010

About the House

So, some of you are wanting to hear more about this house we've just purchased. And since I love you, I want to tell you all about it. But you can't see it until we give it a minor make-over. Sorry -- no pics.

Here's the run-down:

*3 bed
*2.5 bath
*2 levels
*1,626 sq. ft.
*East Mesa (Katie-Did, it's kind of close to you!)
*Built in 2005
*Has granite countertops (squee!), oversized cabinets, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms and a *HUGE pantry
*Laundry room is upstairs (blessed day!)
*HOA takes care of front yard
*Corner lot, no homes behind it
*Backed by a walking path and a small playground
*Close to community pool ...

All for $115,000!

We are very excited to be homeowners. But, as I said, this place needs a little makeover. The poor house is only 4 1/2 years old, but it's thrashed beyond belief. The carpet ... oh, the carpet. So soiled, it's sickening. Walls are painted hideous shades of color and the drywall is really dinged up. Filthy ... needs to be cleaned. And I mean, CLEANED.

We're planning to redo the carpet, put laminate wood flooring in the great room downstairs and repaint before we move in. We close on the 15th (ACK! That's only 9 days away!) but we don't move out of this apartment until the 23rd, so we have some time. Plus, we can move in with the in-laws for a week or so until it gets done.

So, that's that for la casa. I'm thrilled to be adding a 3rd bedroom to our living situation. Plus the kitchen is about twice as big as the one I have now. And it has granite. Did I mention it has granite? I did. But it's just that noteworthy!

And I promise ... as soon as things get into tip-top shape, I'll be happy to post some pictures.


  1. Wow! That is a great deal. We have a house in East Mesa too, that we bought in 2006... yeah, we still have that house with renters in it and hate the fact that we have it. We payed a lot more than 115,000.

    Sounds like it will be an awesome house. Can't wait to see pictures! You should take before and after pictures.

  2. $115K?!?!! WOW! Worth the work, I'd say! Good luck - getting into a house is so much fun!!

  3. That is pretty sweet Jenna! I couldn't find a shack in our area under $150K. Almost makes me want to sell out and move somewhere that the cost of living is cheaper.

    Congratulations! Your family certainly has worked hard to get to this point.

  4. WOW, that's a steal for sure! Totally annoying that you have to redo the carpeting and put in new floors but really for that price I'd totally do it! It will be SO worth it when you're all done, I'm so excited for you guys! And the granite is awesome, I'm totally jealous! ;) Good luck!

  5. AWESOME :) We're going to be starting that "house-hunting project" right around the corner here. Tell me when you need me to help pack, or clean, or, paint, or move stuff... babysit, cook... whatever.

  6. I LOVE that the HOA takes care of the front yard. How nice is that?!

  7. I tell ya, when it works out, it works out the way it is supposed to. It sounds like a GREAT starter home with fun places for the kids to play. And granite countertops are the best ever. I loved how they look, but I love using them even better!!!

  8. Wow!! it sounds like a DREAM!! I'm so jealous, that's less than our condo and it sounds way nicer!! Congrats congrats on being homeowners!! How exciting!!

  9. Congratulations! That sounds like a STEAL! I love Mesa - I have tons of family there...congrats again!


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