Saturday, August 2, 2014

The New House!

It has been just over 2 weeks since I closed and 1 week since I moved. I have been busy! I am so glad to have this closing business behind me. It was interesting. When I bought a house in Kansas, it was pretty simple. I signed some papers with my lender, and then my agent handed keys to me. Easy peasy. I guess on the East Coast you have to go through attorneys which takes forever. We had to take the girls with us, and we were in there for ninety minutes right smack in the middle of nap time. For some reason, the money wasn't wired on time so we had to wait. And wait. And wait. The good news about the whole thing is we actually received money at closing. We went from thinking our closing costs were going to be around $200 (which is awesome) to receiving a check at closing. I was pretty happy. It helped cover our moving expenses, and other costs. I am glad to have all that behind us so now we can make this house our own. The girls have light purple rooms (chosen by Hannah). We are trying to organize and plan what to work on next. I am terrible at decorating. Terrible. I have no idea what to do or where to start. If any of you have some great ideas, please let me know. I looked on Pinterest, but my eyes started to glaze over after I mentally calculated the costs of most of those projects.


  1. I worked for an attorney in NC that did real estate closings, it was a long crazy process.

  2. Woohoo for closing and having keys!!!
    We had to go through the same thing at closing with Marcus - right in the middle of nap, and it took FOREVER! Worst hour of my life. Seriously.
    House decorating is seriously one of my favorite things to do. I wish I had an unlimited budget, as I could go crazy. However, we don't, so we take everything one room at a time. Marcus' room is still totally bare, but we're working on ideas for it. Start with a room you spend the most time in. Use a picture or a piece of artwork for inspiration and decorate from there. Also, HGTV, I spend a lot of free time watching that. So many great ideas!!

  3. Yay!

    How was closing costs only going to be $200? You must have made a really good deal. We always end up paying $1000s of dollars when we close. UGH.

    Glad it's over for you now. Time to enjoy!

  4. I am terrible at decorating too. I am too cheap to do it "right".

  5. We need pictures, lady! Seriously though, congrats with everything.

    1. I know! I have been bad about pictures. I haven't taken any yet.


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