Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Serendipity

We've been house hunting for two years. In that time we've never found a house that meets all our requirements. I want: in town, walk-in closet, fireplace, screened-in porch and a laundry room. Fence preferable but that can be added. The poor hubs just wants a work bench in the garage. grin. Really doesn't seem like that extensive a list does it? But in all the time we've been looking, we haven't found a house that meets all the requirements...at least in our price range.
We went house hunting last weekend and found one that we felt with some renovations we could make work and planned to make an offer on it. Then on the way back home, I spotted a house for sale and pointed it out to our realtor and told her I'd like to see it.  She said it looked like it would be outside of our price range but she'd check on it. Turned out it was in our price range and we looked at it the next day. You remember Miracle on 34th Street, with Santa's cane in the corner? It was that sort of feeling. The realtor was a few steps ahead of us and she'd motion the hubs forward to see and make me wait until he was in the room then she'd let me come in so they could both see my expression. The first time she did this, it turned out to be a huge laundry room. Did I mention huge? Then she did it on the screened in porch, then the bedroom which had two--count them--two walk-in closets. And finally on the sun room, which wasn't even on our list. It doesn't have a fence, but it does have a work bench in the garage.Serendipity.

20 comments:

  1. it took us about two years to find a house too even though my brother worked as a real estate agent at the time and knew every house that was at the market

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  2. :-D I instantly recognized your graphic! Fingers crossed everything falls into place. I love my sun room.

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  3. That's awesome. Hope it goes well for you :-)

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  4. Awesome when you find the right one.

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  5. One of my friends in my childhood had a walkin closet. It was half the size of my room

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  6. Yay! I hope you get the house. It sounds wonderful.

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  7. That old saying "patience is a virtue" comes to mind. Isn't it great that you took your time, didn't feel rushed or panicked and Voila! You found your Miracle home:) Now if you see Edmund Gwynn any where, I would run:)

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  8. To get the perfect house, I had to design it and have it built. Then I had to move away and let other people own it. :-( Thanks for following me. It's nice to meet you. I'm following you now. I can tell I'll enjoy your blog.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Thanks, CJ. Sunroom is rather a grandiose term for it. Its got a skylight and windows but not windows exclusively.

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  10. Adam, now that's a walk in closet I'd like! :)

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  11. Thanks, Stacy. Its not a new house, but its got everything we wanted:)

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  12. Birgit, Good advice on Edmund. grin.

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  13. Hi Janie, Design your own house then have to leave. That's harsh. I appreciate the follow. I'll be stopping by your place too.

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  14. Yay, glad you found the perfect place! House hunting is always fun(well...sometimes), especially when you know you've found the one.

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  15. YAY! Congratulations. Sounds like fate to me!

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