Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Doug Is Ours!!!

Whoohoo!!! Now Jason and I can really celebrate, because our adoption of Doug is complete! We had always dreamed of owning a home in East Nashville and now we do - I can't even tell you how excited we are! It took 16 days to get through all the negotiations and counteroffers once we found out through the inspection that the foundation would need to be redone. But thankfully it worked to our advantage that the seller was leaving for a 2 month backpacking trip to Asia and really didn't want to try to sell the house while he was out of the country and into the winter, so that gave us quite a bit of leverage. Plus we have a check that the seller cut us to get the foundation completely repaired, along with some other minor things that we'll finish up before we move in.

Here's a picture of Doug taken off the realtor's site, its not the best picture and we plan to repaint the trim and porch a different color, but you get the idea of our cute little 1920 country home, that we have affectionately refered to as "Doug".
The house has been completely remodeled on the inside with new tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors in the dining room and living room, 10 ft ceilings, all new fixtures in the bathroom, all new appliances in the kitchen and all new cabinets, soapstone countertops and backsplash. There's a huge fenced in backyard with a big shady tree and a small shed, which will be perfect when we get our two labrador puppies this fall!! Doug has three bedrooms and two baths, original windows, I could go on and on...its just too darn cute! I can't wait to start moving our things in!
These other pics are also off the realtor website and they're very dark and small, but I'll be going back this weekend to get some pictures of the inside myself, so you have a better idea what it all looks like!!

I can't believe its actually happened and we're finally homeowners!! Yippee!!! Stay tuned for updates!


Katrina Hope said...

SO, I was there for the whole "Wouldn't it be cool to have a house with a name some day...Honey, I think we should name any house we get"...but, I didn't expect 'Doug'- lol. You guys are way too funny! I love you and I am so excited that you are homeowners! Congratulations!!!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you guys! Your patience and willingness to let it go if it didn't work has been rewarded with the house you hoped to have. I will bring my camera this weekend and we will have fun taking some great pictures. I can't wait to see you both. -teen

John n Rach said...

Yay, Yay, Yay! I'm so happy for you. The "Kim" touch will make Doug even more cute! Congrats!