Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our Big News... The New House!

Well folks here is the story...

Eve sent me an email which simply said, "I love this one." The email had a link to a house for sale... we had figured that it would take us about 5 years to save enough to be able to move into a new house. (We were currently renting a house.) So I was a bit surprised... but I told Eve that we should go look at it... if for no other reason than to get an idea of cost, interest rates, etc.

Eve called up to see about it, and they said that we needed to be pre-approved for the loan... I guess to keep people from wasting their time. We filled out the paperwork just to see where we were... and within a day or so they wrote back that we were approved. That was very encouraging so we set up a date to view the place.

Eve was totally in love with the place... at first I wasn't sure... but I warmed up to it once I started to look around... and the garage would make a very nice workshop... so that was a real plus. (It is slightly larger than my old garage in St Louis.) We put in a bid and it went very well... we needed about $7,000 (4,875 Euro) as a down payment. That was going to be a bit tough to come up with... but we figured that we could do it somehow. Then the lender looked closer at the paperwork... asked us a few questions... and told us that the property was in a RURAL area. Well that really surprised me... there is a swimming pool only 1/2 block away... and a golf course at the end of the road... RURAL area?

Apparently... the old lines on the map had not been changed for decades... because of that little line... we were eligible for some sort of government program... so we could get it for ZERO down payment. (Wow! I know!)

We couldn't pass that offer up... so we went through the loan process... it's official now... we go to closing on Friday, July 29 and start to move on Saturday, July 30. Life is seldom boring around us... so just to make things interesting... I got an email the next day that said that I have classes for work... and needed to fly in on Sunday, July 31st for the week. We have to turn in the keys the following weekend... so it is going to be very busy here on Saturday!!!

Eve and I are packing things now... Saturday we will cram as much as we can into a truck and start bringing as many large things as we can to the new place. We really are fairly lucky... it is only 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away. We will need to get all the big stuff over there Saturday the 30th so that Eve can move everything else while I'm away for work. (She is really going to be tired by next week!)

Once we start moving there will be pictures and videos I am sure. We are putting out the HELP! request to all our friends for next weekend (July 30/31)... it's a tight schedule... but I think we can do it with some help.

Here is some info on the new place...

Subdivision : Plum Creek, Kyle, Texas 78640
County : Hays
Price : $160,000 USD 111,400 Euro
Size : 1892 SqFt 175.7 Sq Meters
Year Built : 2000
Lot Size : 0.177 Acres 716.3 Sq Meters
Stories : 2
Bedrooms : 4
Full Bathrooms : 2
Half Bathrooms : 1
Garage : 2 Car, 20 x 22 Ft 6 x 6.7 meters

As soon as we get moved in and have the chance... we will post pictures and video with details on the move. We are very excited about this... so wish us luck, or even better... if you can help with the move we would really appreciate it!

The house came with all the appliances... washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator, etc.. so we don't have to move any of that. (Yeay!)


  1. Woah! This house is gorgeous! If I were in your place, I would not also waste the opportunity and grab the best loan offer. Did you use the FHA loan to make things easier? You’re so lucky everything worked out fine!

    Genny Stutesman

  2. I like your house! It looks striking. The white-beige-red theme turned out great. Do you have a big family? Because this house really looks huge! The good thing I’ve noticed is that there are many places where you can spend time with your family or friends. There’s a porch and a spacious backyard. That swing tree is indeed a great feature in your house, by the way.

  3. What a great find! It's a little bit pricey, but it's worth it. This is the kind of home I wanna go to after a long day at the office. You have great rooms inside the house, a balcony, and a huge backyard. What more could you ask for? I'm glad that you didn't let this opportunity slip away. The loan was a pretty good deal after all. How is your house now? Were there any changes? Keep the blog updated because we'd love to read more about your house.

    Saundra Wordlaw

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