Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New House is a Go!!

John and I just found out yesterday afternoon that the builder accepted our offer and we will be in our new house October 1st!! Of course, we have to get our mortgage commitment (we have our Pre-Qualification now). We are so excited and I can't wait to start planning my decorating of this home!! I'm going to have our oldest daughter, Megan help with picking out everything at the Design Center. She has her degree in Interior Design and will be really helpful with the choices. The House we chose is the St. James Plan, which is a 2 story Craftsman style home. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bonus room, dining room, great room, office, kitchen and a laundry room with a folding table! The lot is 1 acre and is wooded. I cannot wait to have my own gardens (flower and vegetable) again! We will be living in Mint Hill not Charlotte, which is in the same county as we are now. I love the name Mint Hill. There is a cute town center there.

The people we are renting from are not sticking to what they told us and shame on us for not getting this in writing. They had told us that when we decided to buy a house, they wouldn't hold us to the lease and they would find a new renter. Well things have changed. At first they said we had to stay another year and that would satisfy the lease. They have now softened up a little and said if the Management Company finds another renter, they will let us out and give us our deposit back or let us use it for the last months rent. John and I aren't taking any chances. We are having them list the house for rent as of 5/1. John and I can move to a small apt. in the area until our house is ready. We would put almost everything in storage and only take absolutely necessities with us. I don't care how many times we have to move just as long as we get the house we want. It has been a really long 4 years for us, but I finally feel we are seeing the light and becoming home owners again!! YAY for us!!

You can tell I'm a builder's daughter, I just love the thought of building a house. I know there are alot of things that go on during this time period but I love it!!

15 comments:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wonderful news, Sherri! I hope your current home rents soon. The new house sounds great! I like craftsman style.

Low Tide High Style said...

Yay Sherri, I'm so happy for you all.

Kat :)

NanaDiana said...

Sherri-What wonderful news! I hope you can work out the lease thing okay. I love building/remodeling, too. It is in my blood. We are on house #14. One more to do for retirement...

BTW, Did you know that we have to type in TWO words for verification now before we can post a comment to your blog? Just wondered if you knew- xo Diana

Nan said...

VERY exciting. I am really happy for you! And am looking forward to the details as it goes along.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome news Sherry...so happy for you:)

Blessings,
Linda

julie - eab designs said...

How exciting! So happy for you. Enjoy the planning for your new home.

Angie said...

Yeay!!!!! I am so happy for you guys!!! Congrats!

Angie

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Congrats on this exciting adventure. We've built 2 homes it is lots of fun and not all stress:)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I am soooo thrilled for you! Can you show us floor plans? I would love to see them.

Kay said...

Oh wow! Sherri, I'm so happy for you. It's the most wonderful thing to have a house just the way you want it. You're going to have so much fun!

Florence and Mary said...

What fantastic news although sorry your landlords being a little difficult.

Victoria xx

jenclair said...

How exciting, Sherri! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see how the builder's daughter handles all the delicious details!

Rhondi said...

That's great that you're building a house. I was just thinking about you today wondering if you were thinkng about buying again. I should have called you sooner so I could have helped you. Which development is it in?

Darlene said...

How exciting Sherri! I hope all goes well. It'll be fun seeing all your decorating as you have such a knack for it!

AndreaMaeMartin said...

Oh my! I love your house! I’m excited to see each part of your new house.

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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!