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November 29th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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As if the next few months aren't crazy enough with holidays, girl scout stuff, major cub scout stuff, our families coming out to see the new baby, preparing for Chris to deploy, and - of course - having the baby... we've decided to buy a house.

We've looked off and on over the years but we were never in a rush to buy. We always said if we found the perfect home for the right price we'd do it. We've been at this base for 6.5 years and haven't bought a house yet. I am TIRED of renting, and when we think how much we've spent on rent over the past 8 years it makes us sick.

We happened to drive by a home that looked nice and so we called to set up a walk through. Chris got on Zillow and found 6 other homes that looked decent and called to walk through those as well. We figured we'd walk through the homes but didn't think we'd find any that worked for us. We are VERY picky. There has to be at least two living spaces like a living room/family room. It has to have a formal dining room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. The rooms have to be bigger than 10x10 and the master has to be big with a master bath and walk in closet. The yard has to be large for the kids and dog. We have to have natural sunlight and lots of it. If there is a fireplace it HAS to be wood, and not gas/electric. The garage has to be a 2 car garage, and when you walk into the home you can NOT walk straight into the living room - I hate that!

See why we haven't found anything?

The first house we looked at was weird. The yard was gorgeous, and the house was so charming. The inside needed A LOT of work and I just knew I would be depressed in that home, so we said no.

The second home was PERFECT. I fell in love immediately. It wasn't even the house we originally wanted to look at and I didn't think I'd like it. It fit ALL of our requirements and then some. We can even convert it to a 5 bedroom pretty easily.

The other homes were nice but needed too many upgrades to put them where we wanted.

So... we put an offer on house number 2! I am so nervous but so excited!

We'd close Feb. 1st, my mom is coming Feb. 3rd, and the baby is supposed to come around Feb. 7th.We are nuts.

Here is the listing.

3402 Daniell Street, Bellevue, NE 68123 - MLS/Listing # 21120358

The kitchen and basement need a LOT of work, but it's doable. No one has made an offer on it for those reasons, so I'm hoping that works in our favor.
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November 29th, 2011, 10:45 AM
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I like it! I dont think the kitchen is that bad, i think you could work with the cabinets (which is the $$$) and just get new flooring and countertops someday.
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November 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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That house looks nice! Can I just say I'm super jealous by the price as well! You don't see prices like that for homes that size out here at all!
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November 29th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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It looks awesome! That's a lot of square footage, and the yard looks so nice! I hope you guys get it And yeah, you're crazy! Haha.
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November 29th, 2011, 11:47 AM
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I told Chris we could keep the cabinets but he doesn't want to. Plus they'd have to come out to rearrange the kitchen.
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November 29th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I love it!! Good luck!
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November 29th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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Love it! I am super jealous- I want to find a house. There is nothing here now and in the range we want! go for it...you can change what you don't like slowly. Doesn't look like anything needs to be done immediately. KUP!!
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It says no longer available...did you get it?

BTW, congratulations on the new baby!!
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December 7th, 2011, 04:16 PM
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We are in contract on it I've been waiting for the website to update! Woohoo!!! So when do I get to put a big fat old SOLD sign on their lawn? Do we have to wait until close?
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December 7th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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Congrats!! Don't be disappointed if the close date doesn't happen when it's supposed to. Ours ended up being almost a month past the original closing date!
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December 8th, 2011, 08:48 AM
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Our close date is so far out (feb. 1st) that they said there should be no reason it gets moved further out. The sellers close on their new home on Dec. 15th, so I know they want the close date to happen asap.
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December 8th, 2011, 07:32 PM
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That's awesome then! A lot of our plans kept getting screwed up because they kept moving the date further away, but our original closing date had been only like a month after we made an offer, so it just didn't give everyone enough time to do the inspections, repairs, etc. I'm happy for you! I wish I could see pics!
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