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  1. #1
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    Talking Well, I am freaking out and flailing around!

    I made an offer on a house Thursday afternoon. They accepted.

    ERMAHGERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I KNOW that in this next month a lot of things can go wrong. But! I am over the top excited! They are paying closing costs and my mortgage/ins/tax payment will be a whopping...


    $650.00 per month

    Yes, it is a little just under 1000 square foot 2 bed 1 bath but it is brand new and not touched. Not even the yard! Perfect for me and two little cats

    It is also 6.7 miles to work (instead of 20-25 depending on which campus), 30 minutes less of a drive to the Monroe Showgrounds, 30 mins to Donida Farm, 15 to the Tacoma Unit Showgrounds, and 15 to the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

    The Knotted Pony

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    !!!!!!!!
    Congratulations!


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    Start packing! Congrats!



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    Thanks!! *squealing and scaring the cats*
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    Cowboy, we don't close until March 29! I am trying not to get too carried away, you seem to fall in the same category of "Gets Excited As All Get Out" like I do LOL!!
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    That sounds fantastic! Congratulations and good luck on your move into home ownership.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    Thanks Louise I am super excited! And, since the yard is a small wild area, I will be able to work off some fat putting in the landscaping!
    The Knotted Pony

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    Wow! HUGE congrats!!! How exciting!

    Are you planning landscaping and paint colors yet?
    All brand new? Awesome!

    So where are the photos???

    BTW, so jealous that your mortgage, insurance and taxes are about the same as my property taxes alone, LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrudoc View Post
    Thanks!! *squealing and scaring the cats*
    Yer scarin da cats!

    And more scaring is coming before it gets better. Cats are not into moving. I hope your place is great. Did you get any amenities that a cat would like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrudoc View Post
    I made an offer on a house Thursday afternoon. They accepted.

    ERMAHGERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now, I KNOW that in this next month a lot of things can go wrong. But! I am over the top excited! They are paying closing costs and my mortgage/ins/tax payment will be a whopping...


    $650.00 per month

    Yes, it is a little just under 1000 square foot 2 bed 1 bath but it is brand new and not touched. Not even the yard! Perfect for me and two little cats

    It is also 6.7 miles to work (instead of 20-25 depending on which campus), 30 minutes less of a drive to the Monroe Showgrounds, 30 mins to Donida Farm, 15 to the Tacoma Unit Showgrounds, and 15 to the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

    OH MY GOSH I am soooo jealous. I keep telling myself no more home ownership, But that place is exactly the size I want, That is as much as I will pay to rent one here. and I know it will not be near as nice. Congrats!!!
    Nothing will go wrong.
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    Congrats! Try to stay even-keeled, though, as you said so many things need to fall into place before you get the keys. Our closing took nearly a MONTH longer than it was supposed to.
    What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what
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    Quote Originally Posted by twotrudoc View Post
    Thanks Louise I am super excited! And, since the yard is a small wild area, I will be able to work off some fat putting in the landscaping!
    Oh, a small wild area, much like my yard! Plan wisely and you might get to have all kinds of critters visit that yard.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
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    Oh, congrats! Yes - landscaping makes a huge difference. None around my place when we bought it several years back (except tons of woods behind). I had some shrubs planted in several strategic areas - including right outside my window where I now also have bird feeders - and I put in a few small evergreens/lilacs occasionally. It is so much more welcoming when you pull in the driveway.

    Congrats again!!
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    Congrats!
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    Wooot!! Congrats!!! Don't forget to post an update with pics woman!!



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    Congratulations! Now take a deep breath and relax. You've already said you have at least a month until closing, so that means you still have appraisal, inspection, getting homeowners insurance, and to begin the prelim for the packing. Purge anything you don't want to move, or that won't fit, or that you just don't need. If you pack your stuff yourself you'll save about half of the moving costs. The best and cheapest place is Lowes-they have 3 sized, the smallest is less than a dollar, and they have glass pack inserts also. Get a bunch of boxes, a few magic markers, and start packing out of season clothes, kitchen stuff you don't need, and find out about local moving companies. Two men and a truck is who I used for a local move, and there are lots of others out there that just load pack and unload, and usually work by the hour. Get packing tape too, and label everything with room name, and make sure the last thing you load (and I would take it myself) is the box with immediate needs like remotes and chargers, the pins that hold up shelves for tv stands, book cases, etc with a pair of plier to put the pins in and take them down, and put them in ziplock bags labelled with the furniture they go with, and that makes it much easier to put shelves up and reload the shelves, which gets rid of a bunch of boxes quickly. If you plan to get ride of curtain rods, or blinds then take a small step ladder, and screwdrivers/hammer, and a drill with extension cord.

    Some nice finishing touches are the curved shower rods-they really help with the room in a shower, a shower curtain, and rings. Take some cleaner, toilet papers, soap, paper towels, and as soon as you move in call the locksmith (you never know how many people have keys, or how many hidden keys there are outside). I also put handheld shower heads in the shower, so you get decent water pressure, and it makes cleaning much easier. Also have bedding and towels for the first night clearly labelled. If the switch and outlet plates aren't new, then count how many of each kind you need, and get replacement contractor packs-they're very cheap and add a nice finishing touch. After you move in, figure out the type of replacement light bulbs you need and get some spares (or the flipping bulbs burn out left and right-it's a law of nature).

    My last move I unpacked in four days, and only one day was a full day, and I went to work the other three. The reason was I couldn't find a couple of tv shelves,and some other things I really needed and it drove me crazy. So I unpacked everything so quickly, and it was painful too. Better labeling would have saved a lot of time and effort.
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    I know how much you are going to miss your current neighbors. Be sure to invite the over so they can borrow your grill.

    Congrats!!!!
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    Do the Puallup
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    Thanks Jan, I can always count on you for meaningful and helpful advice

    I have not slept the past two nights because I wake up and start googling things like "how to build a storage shed" or "Ikea rugs" or "flowering perennials suited to Pacific Northwest weather" or that site mvp posted with all the different interior design combos LOL!!

    That yard will take some work but I am going for a no lawn approach. I plan on starting by putting in stuff and expanding out, starting with hydrangeas, barberry, forsythia and a ceonothus hedge.

    Here is my teeny tiny fabulous house to be (hopefully God willing!). Oh, keep in mind, I didn't even want to look at it because I hated the way it looked in these pics LOL!!! But, it's light, bright, brand spankin new, all pergo floors and nothing but a big landscape for my decorating delights hurray!!

    http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps02516429.jpg

    http://s910.beta.photobucket.com/use...f130b.jpg.html

    http://s910.beta.photobucket.com/use...18361.jpg.html

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    Happy dance!!

    Congrats! It's lovely!!
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