Two out of three ain’t bad…

{mosimage}Okay, this is the SECOND time I’ve tried posting this. I just tried hitting “save” and whaddya know, stupid Mambo logged me out for inactivity. THE NERVE! I’m sick to death of Mambo.

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I’m okay now. Really.

Anyway. Tonight we made an offer on this house. And two hours later, about 15 minutes into my recording of House, we got a phone call from the agent saying the vendors accepted our offer. So as long as the financing, valuation, and everything else go according to plan, we’ll be in there by the 22nd of December.

Floor plan here. I’ve taken some pictures but they’re not up yet; should be in another day or two, whenever we get the time.

Update: Pictures here.

Some other details of the house:

  • There’s a chicken shop right across the road. It won’t win any awards, but it’s edible. And the chickens are pretty small. But still…edible.
  • 5-10 minutes walk to Fasta Pasta, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Haven, Red Rooster, Subway.
  • There’s a rainwater tank already installed – something we were thinking we’d put in anyway at some point.
  • The laundry room is HUGE. Big enough to hold washer, dryer, cat food/litter, and a freezer.
  • The bathroom is also HUGE. It doesn’t have a bathtub (just a shower) but there’s room for one.
  • The “study” mentioned in the advertisement really could be a third bedroom. Or a computer room. 🙂
  • There’s a smallish lemon tree, and another fruit tree, only we’re not sure what type of fruit it is. Plums, maybe.
  • There’s a bottlebrush in the front yard.
  • I realise real estate agents sometimes, um, embellish things, but this is what he’s said about the house: old lady, died about a year ago, the family has kept the house but now they’re ready to sell. There hasn’t been anyone living in it all that time. And from looking at it, it doesn’t really look lived in. It just looks like a little old lady lived there for a long time.
  • There was a neighbour’s cat sniffing at the agent’s car when I got there yesterday.
  • Being just off the Salisbury Highway, yeah, there’s a bit of traffic noise. Not much more than where we are now, what with the doctor’s office next door and people pulling in & out all day.
  • Darrin can get to/from work in 10 minutes (if he has to wait for a train) or less, or walk to work in 30 minutes (most people would take closer to 45).
  • There’s enough space to add on a couple bedrooms out front in, say, 10 years.
  • There’s already a roof TV aerial/antenna installed.

So. The two out of three? That was in reference to this post about things I wanted to do this year. Got the residence. Got the house. Don’t got plane tickets. Ah well…maybe next year. With a 9-month-old baby. Or not.

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