20 January, 2011

It's ours.

So remember I was talking about a million things going on in my head and that TF and I were working on something....well yesterday it became official...kinda!

We bought a house!
Oh my word...I am so excited, it feels like my head wants to explode! It all happened so quickly and everything is just falling perfectly into place.
And of course the most important part...we are madly in love with the place! 

It was the first house we saw, and right away I just knew, it was perfect for us. She is an old girl, and she needs a lick of paint or two,... but she ticked every single box we had and more. She is in the suburb that we wanted, there is room to expand, and she was at a very good price. She's by no means perfect...but she is ours!

In the space of less than two weeks, we have found the house we love...financing has been sorted by the bank, papers are at the lawyers and we are already planning the big move.

We can finally put down some roots, and start living...because this is it folks....no more moving or renting {oh I hate renting} for us, we are done! And I could not be happier and so very, very thankful!

So be prepared...lots of renovations and before and after pics coming up...



PS. When I stopped outside the house yesterday to take this pic, a lady that was walking past with her dog, stopped to welcome me to the neighbourhood and to say 'hi'...how sweet is that?...*sigh*... I just know we are going to love living there....

28 comments:

Perfectly Imperfect said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That's huge!! Can't wait to see what you do to your place!

tania said...

Wow! That is great!
Can't wait to see those before and after pictures:)

Tanya said...

oh wow!!! HUGE congrats!!!!!!!

cat said...

Congratulations! That's a big one. Enjoy.

melB said...

There is *nothing* like buying your first house (or any house I reckon!).

I cant wait to live vicariously through you - i love moving and would do it every year if i could....

Congrats!!

Ness at Drovers Run said...

That's fantastic! We haven't owned for about 3.5 years now, and yes, renting sucks. Can't wait to buy when we're more settled myself. Can't wait to see your "home makeover" posts and photos too! (Hayleys Home Makeovers)

Ninnles said...

Wow! That's big news! What neighbourhood? Yes, I'm very nosey!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is NOTHING as exciting as your own home - you can chop nails in the wall, paint, etc. It's wonderful (not that I do these things, but at least I can do them)

I can't wait to see all your pics!!!

Congrats again :)

Laura said...

AWESOME!!!!!

SOOOO exciting!!!!

blackhuff said...

Congrats to you and your family. Enjoy the experience.

Shayne said...

So thrilled for you, as you know.

YOu know just how much i love decorating, so I simply cannot wait to see your new home and how you and F make her 'yours'.

Yay xxx

Sophia said...

That is awesome...look forward to seeing photos soon!

Diane said...

Exciting times! Congratulations to the two of you!

Kirsty said...

Oh Hayley - thats wonderful!!! So happy for you :)
So - where is it??? Close to me?? Or still in the Far East?
You will make it beautiful - I've seen how you decorate for christmas so I can only imagine how you will make this house a home :)
Oh - and the blog books... not too bad. Not cheap, and with the exchange rate is quite expensive, but if you know someone in the USA, then they ship free to them and then someone can bring it out to you x WORTH IT x x

Janet said...

Congratulations! What a perfect star to the new year!

Pamela said...

Awesome! Congratulation. I can't wait to see the photos, I just know you are going to make it look stunning.

Jeanette Verster said...

congratulations!! That's awesome news!!

Kirstey said...

oh congrats, congrats! I know exactly what you mean :) How exciting!

V-n-J said...

yay!!! congrats Hayley! this is wonderful news. can't wait to see more as you work on YOUR house:)

Helen Tilbury said...

Congrats Hayley! Awesomeness!! We rented for 4.5 years & it sucked big time. Since having our own home here I've been as happy as a pig in mud & am sure you will be too!

JessicaGiggles said...

YAY! Congratulations! I know just how you feel about renting and wanting to start living and putting down roots... Can't wait til we find the perfect place!

FarmGirl said...

That is awesome!
Can still remember the day I signed the contract for my flat.
What a feeling.
Sterkte met die trek! xxx

Lesley said...

Congratulations. You must be so excited.

allie. said...

Ag Hayley - that is just fabulous!
I am so thrilled for you -
One of life's hugest adventures has started for you both.

I'm joining thee chorus requesting pics please.
We want 'before and 'after' pics, ok?
XX

Melany said...

Congratulations!!! That's awesome!
We will probably be buying a new home within the next 2/3 months as well :)

family stone said...

WOW!!!!! Congratulations!

Soooo happy for you guys, enjoy!

Cate said...

Congratulations! Hoping that the move goes smoothly and looking forward to some pics :-)

clare said...

Congratulations Hayley, nothing like your own home, I have not been in ours for 3 years and it does suck! one day.....