Ummm yeah - so the Mr. and I house hunted for about 6 months. The search was long, starting with no inventory in the winter, to a crazy spring market of bidding wars (we lost two), to the summer of 2009. Where there was nothing.
Until Canada Day Weekend.
We were up at the cottage where it was rainy and cold (where IS the summer?!) so we did a lot of indoor activities, including browsing the web for houses and we found it. The one.
It had just come on the market and looked almost perfect for us. It was on a street we like, had all of the features we were looking for, and was renovated to our taste!
Oh yeah, it was IN OUR PRICE RANGE!
So we came home from the cottage early to go to the open house. Beautiful day to see a house. Birds were chirping, the sun was shining. It was meant to be.
We walked around and it was perfect. Not in a 'oh my god I've never seen anything so amazing' way (we've seen a LOT of houses and a few that were out of our price range) but in a 'this place is so beautiful, has everything we want, feels like home and we can afford it' kind of way.
To me, the practical decision maker, it was perfect.
So we put in an offer on the Monday (yep, the NEXT day), and after a few sign backs, we became the (conditional) owners of our first home!!!
It was conditional on a few inspections that took place later in the week it passed with flying colours (for a house built in 1901)!
Here is the front of the house:
This blog will be a little window into our home and how we do what we can to make it ours. Hope you enjoy your stay!