Our final inspection is tomorrow (1/25), final walkthrough is Friday (1/27), and we close on 1/31.
#7 - Space
We loved our old house - we bought it at a low price in 2005 - it looked like a 1980's vacation home on the inside, and we fixed it up and brought it to the 21st century. It was 1780 square feet and had a giant backyard on a cul-de-sac. We bought it as our starter home, knowing we'd want a house with a basement down the road.
Once we had two young kids, we were bursting at the seams, and knew it was time to act with low interest rates.
We sold the 1780 sq ft ranch and moved into a 1500 sq ft ranch (temporary home).
Next week, we will be moving next week into a 2 story house plus a basement with a total of 4,020 square feet. I will never be able to find my husband. And my kids are going to drive me nuts with the stairs. But we'll finally have room to breathe, plus unfinished storage plus a 3 car garage.
Here's an updated phone picture of our exterior (with door painted, pillars up and driveway done):
And here's a preview of the price I will pay for all this space we will be getting (my 1.5 year old was obsessed with the stairs when I took him to visit last week...in his super man pajamas and gym shoes...)