Thursday, May 6, 2010

Home Sweet Haselton

The Haseltons have a new house!

Scott and I are the proud new owners of not one, but TWO houses! Shocking, but our fabulous beyond words Realtor to the stars, Cristal Drake, came upon a duplex and we were pretty much sold.

The lessons we learned while house hunting were many and well beyond the scratch-the-surface House Hunters episodes. Cristal taught us how important working with qualified professionals through every aspect of the process was extremely critical. We were very lucky to have a great agent representing the sellers, as well as a lender who rivaled Kerri's presence in my life at times we spoke so often! This great representation made the transaction as smooth as it could relatively be, or so I've learned. Frankly, I have no idea how people do this multiple times. The paperwork, fact checking, re-checking four more times, and constant verification of some mundane detail is exhausting. Then again, people were buying houses with 400 credit scores and no money down, so I understand.

The house is quite charming, and we are embarking on an adventure together as homeowners as well as landlords since we will rent the other side out. I am positive this blog will see a shift to the lessons learned in DIY home projects as well as my feeble attempts at decorating where Kerri will be enlisted to help this boring beige woman out.

While this is wonderful news today, I would also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge two other exciting events-my mom's birthday and my in-laws wedding anniversary. May 6 is a pretty big day in this fam-bam's history!


LeeElle said...

How wonderful! Congrats, it's like you guys are real adults.

Twinkle Toes said...

woo hoo! how about you keep the other sides as a vacay property for us out of towners ;)

Kelly said...

How exciting! It is sooo cute!

Unknown said...

Congrats! Your house is super cute =)