We have been in our new-ish house for almost three months now, and I want to take a sec to hit rewind and show you guys what it looked like the first day we saw it!
The funny thing is that before we walked into this house we weren’t even 100% sure that we were ready to buy. We had about 4 months left of our apartment lease and knew that we didn’t want to continue renting it, so we started weighing out all of the options. Do we rent another apartment or townhouse, do we see if we are financially ready to buy a house, do we even stay in Charlotte? For months my mind was spinning!! I really just wanted to find somewhere that we could put roots down for the next 5+ years, but I wasn’t sure what that was going to look like for us.
We decided to sit down with a mortgage company to take a look at our options and by the end of the hour, we were told to start house shopping. I remember as we drove home I was screeching like a little girl with tears welling up in my eyes knowing that a dream of owning our own house was closer than I thought. The second I got home I started looking at ALLLL the current house listings!
The market was really hot so houses were going FAST! Most of the houses in our target location were pending, so when I came across our house I knew we had to jump on it ASAP!! The next day we set up a time to get a tour and I was in LOVE the second we stepped inside. It has everything we were looking for and more – a nice big lot, midcentury character, good bones, an outdoor space, a fireplace, hardwoods, and the most beautiful natural light.
Bedroom #1 (My Office)
Bedroom #2 (Jacob’s Office)
So there it is! We’ve definitely got our plates full of projects over the next year and I can guarantee that Google and YouTube will become our best friends as we try and navigate this new home ownership thing. But so far we are loving every second of living here and I can’t wait to bring you guys along as we turn it into our own!
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be telling you about our plans for each space and give you a look at what we’ve done so far, so stay tuned!
Hope you have a great weekend friends!