Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our House

After almost two years of living in a cramped apartment, Michael and I decided we should buy a house. We received an ad in the mail for 123 My First Home. Obviously, this particular realty company directs their focus on first time home owners, hence the name 123 My First Home. In November 2010, we filled out a profile on their website, and a couple of days later a realtor contacted us. As it turns out, this realty company works with a home building company called Arbor Homes. The next thing we knew, we were looking at different model homes to get an idea of what we wanted to build. We finally found a model that we agreed on and that was in our budget. The picture you see below is of the model home we found. Please keep in mind, the quality of the picture is not the greatest, but there is so much one can do with an i-Phone.
I thought building a house would be a pain; however, it's not nearly as painful as what I thought it would be. In fact, I've looked at it as like a bonding experience with Michael. Who would have thought of building a house as a way to bond with your spouse? Maybe it's the fact that we're doing it together, and it's "ours". Or it could be that this is the house we will raise a family in. I think that's why I'm already in love with the house, and the builder hasn't even broken ground yet (We had our pre construction meeting today, and they will break ground within the next two weeks!) I'll try to post more as the weeks go by and hopefully I'll have pictures to go along with those posts.