I’ve been keeping you guessing!
Today is the day that we are homeowners again!
So for the past week or so, I have been teasing on Facebook about our new home! I’ve posted pictures that everybody thought were pictures of our new house, but those were just pictures of the garage! I’ve been saving the full selection of pictures until today. Today we are closing on the house purchase!
At the time that I posted that we were buying a house, and starting our search, we had actually already chosen a place, applied for the mortgage, had it inspected, had the appraisal done, and everything else that is part of buying a house. The only thing we were waiting for is final approval on the mortgage and the closing.
Just a few days after I posted the article the mortgage was all buttoned up, and today is the day that we sign the papers and take possession of the house. Over the next few days, we will be moving in.
The house is actually only about 2 blocks from where we have been renting here in Logansport. About a month ago, Feyma and I had found a house online and it looked perfect based on the pictures and description on the internet. When we went and looked, though, it was not right for us. The rooms were just too small, and a few other minor problems made it a no-go.
Feyma, in particular, was really bumped out when that house didn’t work out, but the very same day I searched more on the internet and found the house that we ended up buying! When we went and looked at the house it was nearly perfect for our needs and desires. There are a few things that we will update, but nothing urgent.
Wanna see the house?
Take a look at the photos in the gallery below, you can click on the pictures to enlarge them and see a slideshow of all of the images.
Things that we LOVE about the house
The house if very unique and has a lot of character. It was built in 1910 and has a lot of history. It’s certainly not a “cookie-cutter” house like you see in many instances today. In fact, I’ve never seen a house just like this one.
Landscaping has always been a weak point for me. I’m just no good at landscaping. This house already has mature landscaping. I can maintain it, but creating it would be a tough thing for me to do. I just don’t have those skills.
Yep, the river. The house is located on the Eel River in Logansport and has significant river frontage. Most people who follow me on Facebook already know that there is a river adjacent to the house because I’ve been teasing that fact. Some have cautioned me that flooding would be a problem. That is just not likely, though. The area has never flooded, and the house sits around 20 feet above the level of the river. We are really not concerned about flood potential.
The river, in fact, is one of the main things that drew us to the house. It is kind of a lifestyle thing. I am looking forward to doing some fishing there, and just other enjoyment based on the river. We will build a patio adjacent to the river including a fire pit. Just a nice place to hang out!
Feels like it’s in the country
The house is right in the city, but you would swear you are far out in the country! It is the last house on a dead-end street, and from the house, looking out to the river, you see nothing but land and water. It is quiet and calm out there, and we love it. The neighbors have told us that nearly every day there are deer that hang out in our yard! There is just so much to like.
Plans for the Garage
The garage is detached from the house and is a 2 story building. We have plans to convert the garage to a second house that will be a rental. At this point were are still deciding whether we will do an AirBNB or just a full-time rental.
I have been working at home for years. Starting in 1987 I worked part-time at home. In 1991 I went full time working at home, and have done so ever since. So, when we choose a home to buy or rent, having a good space for an office is an important factor in the decision.
This could, I believe, be my best-ever home office! The office sits on the side of the home where it has a full view of the river. The office also has a very large window looking directly toward the river. I hope I can still get some work done, and not just spend all of my time watching the deer, looking at the water, etc. 🙂
I’ll be busy!
Over the next few days, I’m going to be pretty busy with moving and getting set up in our new house! I’ll respond to comments here on the blog and on Facebook as best I can, but it won’t be as quickly as normal. But, I am looking forward to hearing what you think of the place!