Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our New House!!

Well Jake and I went out on Saturday to go look at houses. We looked at around 8-10 houses that day and actually liked the first we one saw the best. We put an offer in at the end of the day on the first house and got a counter offer from the seller Monday night. The seller's counter-offer was more than we were willing to pay so we told him no deal and went back out to look at a few more houses today. Before our house hunting today our realtor said he got another counter-offer from the seller from the first house, he came down in price and said he'd accept our offer on all terms as long as we came up $1000. So we went back to the house to take a second look and realized how much we liked it (since it had been the very first house we ever saw, we forgot a little bit) and decided to accept the seller's offer!!!!! We're now just waiting to hear from the realtor saying "congratulations!!!"

Here's a little info on the house:

  • 3 bedroom (plus a huge den that we'll convert to another bedroom)
  • 2.5 bath
  • 1,735 square feet
  • It was built in 1995
  • fenced in lot that's 6,970 square feet
  • 2 car garage
  • formal dining room
  • all bedrooms upstairs
  • fireplace
  • new carpet and paint throughout house
  • there's new blinds on every window except the master bedroom
First, I'll explain the layout of the house then if you scroll down you can look at the pictures of it. As soon as you walk in the front door there is a formal living/sitting room to the left and the formal dining room on the right. If you walk straight from the front door you'll go in a little hallway that leads to the living room with the fireplace. To the right of the living room is an eat in kitchen and the kitchen area. The kitchen also has direct access to the formal dining room. On the opposite end of the living room (to the left) is a small hallway that has the half bath and leads to the laundry area and garage. There's also a sliding glass door leading to the backyard right off the eat-in kitchen area. If you take yourself back to the front door there's a staircase on the back end of the formal living/sitting room that takes you upstairs to all the bedrooms. At the top of the stairs you'd be staring straight at the den. If you took a right at the top of the stairs you would go into the master bedroom with connecting master bath that has a dual vanity, walk in closet, separate potty and a remodeled shower. If you went left at the top of the stairs there's two bedrooms and the other full bath. In the wall upstairs there's some built in shelves.

Ok, ok now for pictures!!!
  front of house:

view as you walk in front door to the left:
 formal living area/sitting area and the staircase

view as you walk in front door to the right:
formal dining room with new tile

kitchen looking into formal dining room. Eventually we're going to remodel the kitchen and extend the countertops out into the eat-in kitchen since we plan on only using the formal dining room. We might replace the pantry that's pictured here with just more countertops and then when we add more cabinets and such we'll make a small walk-in pantry or just make a bigger one. 

back side of kitchen. You can kind of see the small hallway that has a storage closet and the stairs just to the left of the closet.

fireplace in living room with the sliding glass doors that lead to backyard (that's why it's SO bright!) We're planning on putting the TV wall mounted above the fireplace.

here's the eat in kitchen and access to backyard. This is where we're planning on extending kitchen by adding cabinets and countertops along the back wall and extend the counters that are closest to us (in the pic) 

view of living room and part of kitchen. the eat-in kitchen is just to the left of the kitchen area.

view of hallway from inside eat-in kitchen/in front of sliding glass door. This hallway leads to half bath to the left and straight ahead through the open door is the laundry and garage

another view of kitchen and looking into formal dining. I'm standing in the eat-in kitchen area

shed on side of house. There's a fence with a gate right in front of where I'm standing so we can block this area off

backyard that needs a little water. It has a partially covered patio. The yard has built-in sprinkler system

master bedroom

master bathroom shower-remodeled with stone

our master bath shower

one of the spare bedrooms

upstairs full bathroom

view of backyard from one of the spare bedrooms

one of the spare bedroom closets- plenty of storage and shelves

I can't wait to show you guys what the house looks like after we move all of our stuff in. We should be moving by the middle of October!! We're very excited to have our first place and have a house for Jaxon to run around in. There's also a park within walking distance for him to go play at. There's no neighbors behind us, it's a big empty lot that people won't be building in and we're close to award winning schools. This house is also on the very south side of Temecula, so it's less drive-time for Jake when he has to go to work. Next time we go to the house I'll try to just record a walk-through of it so you all can watch a video of the walk through to really understand the layout of our house!

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow. I'll update you all on it on my blog update on Friday.

Love you all,
Daddy, Mommy and Jaxon


  1. What a fabulous house ! It looks really great ! I know Jaxon will be very excited along with Mommy and Daddy.

  2. Beautiful house!! Congratulations you guys!! Jaxon will love it too!!

  3. Glad you found a place you love. It looks awesome and the location sounds great. If you need lawn renovation tips check with Kyle, he's an expert at it now :)

    love you all

    GPA G