The Petersens Are New Homeowners!

Gorgeous and I had a heck of a weekend. A couple of weeks ago, I made contact with a new home Realtor and we scheduled a viewing on Saturday after lunch. On the way to meet her, we passed a sign on the road advertising new townhomes that were well within our price range. We looked at each other and said that if she didn’t show us those, we were going there afterward on our own.

As it turned out, that was the FIRST place she was taking us. We looked at one model and did a little, “meh,” and asked if we could see the other floorplan. They said it was under construction, but that the drywall was up and we could do a walkthrough.

The Mrs. was immediately in love with the floorplan and gave it an 11 out of 10 on the ole “like it” scale. I gave it an 8, but was forced to reconsider after she gave it such a high score. Her reasons were solid, and I began to feel more comfortable with it.

We visited some villas, and they were terrible compared to the townhome, so we told our agent that we wanted to stop looking elsewhere and investigate the financing for the townhome Sunday. We took another walkthrough of the one under construction (our to-be-unit) and left pretty sure about everything but the kitchen and dining area, since it was very hard to picture with only drywall.

Us in the unfinished kitchenWe made it up to the development around 11:00 Sunday and met with the lender to begin a good faith estimate while we went to look at a finished unit next door to our building and spent well over an hour pouring over every square inch of the identical downstairs. We loved it. Did I mention that it’s on a retention pond with a few dozen acres of conservation area beyond it that will not be built on because of the zoning? No? Ok, well, it is.

When we returned to the office, the lending agent basically told us we rock and said that if we were comfortable with our monthly payment, he was ready to do a full-blown application, which we did. We even haggled another 8% of closing costs out of the builder when the lender made a boo-boo on the estimate and kept our closing costs the same.

When the building is done at the end of May, we’ll have a walkthrough to point out everything we want fixed and hope to close on June 2nd. I’ll be posting photos along the way. Enjoy these for now. Some of the photos alternate between our unfinished unit and a completed unit in the adjacent building on the same pond with the same view. Also of note, we’re upgrading to stainless steel appliances.

From the street

The view from the kitchen (finished unit)

The finished kitchen

The view from the master bedroom

  • Joyce

    Wow, Jesse! It’s so beautiful. I’m sure you guys will enjoy living there, and the view outside, for many years. Lindsey and I are so excited for you 🙂

  • Joyce

    Wow, Jesse! It’s so beautiful. I’m sure you guys will enjoy living there, and the view outside, for many years. Lindsey and I are so excited for you 🙂

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks, Joyce!

    See you at group tonight.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks, Joyce!

    See you at group tonight.

  • UNCLE JOHN

    SWEET!

  • UNCLE JOHN

    SWEET!

  • Charis

    “very excite” congrats!

  • Charis

    “very excite” congrats!

  • Jerry

    Looks SUPER!!!

  • Jerry

    Looks SUPER!!!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Wow! I can feel the love now. Alright, who’s first for the new guest room? We need to know when we need to have a new bed and linens ready.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Wow! I can feel the love now. Alright, who’s first for the new guest room? We need to know when we need to have a new bed and linens ready.

  • Mildred

    Looks great! It’s always so much more fun to have something new rather than used :>) Where will you put the piano?

  • Mildred

    Looks great! It’s always so much more fun to have something new rather than used :>) Where will you put the piano?

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    I think it’s going to have to go on the left side of the entertainment area downstairs. If it has to go upstairs, it almost for sure has to go in one of the spare bedrooms or the end of the master bedroom next to a dresser.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    I think it’s going to have to go on the left side of the entertainment area downstairs. If it has to go upstairs, it almost for sure has to go in one of the spare bedrooms or the end of the master bedroom next to a dresser.

  • Amy

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful! Which night of the week is gonna be poker night at your house? Oh and I have alot of boxes for you guys – I should be about finished with them by the end of May.

  • Amy

    Congratulations! It looks beautiful! Which night of the week is gonna be poker night at your house? Oh and I have alot of boxes for you guys – I should be about finished with them by the end of May.

  • Andrew

    Looks awesome, man. I can’t wait to see it in person. I checked out the floor plans too. You have a ton of extra space! And you’re gonna have a sweet kitchen along with a great view. Great find!!!

  • Andrew

    Looks awesome, man. I can’t wait to see it in person. I checked out the floor plans too. You have a ton of extra space! And you’re gonna have a sweet kitchen along with a great view. Great find!!!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks, Dewey! I guess we can have you over some time. You can bring your girlfriend over and play games and hang out on the patio.

    We’ll have about 14 feet to play with the Wii you’ll be re-locating at our pad. /hint /hint

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks, Dewey! I guess we can have you over some time. You can bring your girlfriend over and play games and hang out on the patio.

    We’ll have about 14 feet to play with the Wii you’ll be re-locating at our pad. /hint /hint

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for dropping a comment, Amy. I found it in the spam folder, but brought it out into the light.

    I don’t play poker, but I might be talked into an American Idol night, which would be Wednesday after I get home from class.

    /laugh

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for dropping a comment, Amy. I found it in the spam folder, but brought it out into the light.

    I don’t play poker, but I might be talked into an American Idol night, which would be Wednesday after I get home from class.

    /laugh

  • http://sweetflag.wordpress.com DM Osbon

    Hey Jesse!

    Looks great man…nice picture of you & the wife too. All good eh! Well done to you both.

    DM.

  • http://sweetflag.wordpress.com DM Osbon

    Hey Jesse!

    Looks great man…nice picture of you & the wife too. All good eh! Well done to you both.

    DM.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Yeah, buddy. It’s always nice to have a great looking house and say your wife looks even better.

    I’m a blessed man, DM!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Yeah, buddy. It’s always nice to have a great looking house and say your wife looks even better.

    I’m a blessed man, DM!

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