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November 29th, 2011, 10:07 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, 10:21 AM
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Have they accepted your offer yet?

That is a NICE house!!!! Yes, the kitchen is a hot mess. LOL! But that's because I'm a sucker for gourmet looking kitchens.

And yeah...you all are NUTS for sure. LOL! But with a find like that, I'd be running out of my current house.
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November 29th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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They have until 6 tonight to counter or accept or refuse. Their agent won't let them refuse so we are expecting a counter. I'm hoping we can reach a decision in the next day or so.

Chris already has huge plans for the Kitchen. He wants to redo the floors in bamboo and carry it into the formal dining room (they are currently peel and stick tile which I have no idea why ANYONE uses peel and stick...). Then he wants to take the carpet from the dining room, which is new, and use it in the 5th bedroom in the basement (which is a 10x10 so it would fit. The basement is carpeted but it's this ugly maroon color). He basically wants to tear the whole kitchen out and redo it from scratch, and include a matching buffet in the dining room. So, we'll deal with that really oddly designed kitchen (who puts the stove in the middle of the room?! The "walls" around it are loose, so it's not even a useable island) for a year or two and then renovate it. I can live with it. I hope no one else can!

Oh, and that second picture is a sunroom! You walk into THAT before entering the house. One wall is all window. Its so gorgeous.
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November 29th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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I love it! Yep Kitchen does need some work.. but all around I think its great! Good luck hope everything goes well!
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November 29th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Nice Beth! It looks really roomy. Hope they accept and it is a very smooth process
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November 29th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I think it's great. I hope it all works out.
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November 29th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Nice place! I hope you get it!
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November 29th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Good luck Beth! It is awesome!
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November 29th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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Looks awesome! I hope they accept your offer!
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November 29th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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first, you are totally crazy or very ambitious.....one or the other...LOL second, the house is beautiful! third....good luck! I hope everything goes smoothly!!
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November 30th, 2011, 03:25 AM
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Good luck! I hope everything works out!

The house looks great!
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December 1st, 2011, 09:46 AM
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We countered, they countered, we countered, they countered back and we accepted
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December 1st, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Congrats! That is a beautiful house! And an amazing price! I wish we weren't so underwater in our house, I would LOVE to get a bigger place.
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