Last week our real-estate agent showed us a couple of places that were bank owned properties that just popped up. These bank owned home are nice to look at because if you like one, then you can put an offer and know within a week if our offer is accepted or not and then be able to close in about a month. We like this idea because we want to be able to close on a house by the end of November so we can participate in the federal tax credit for first time home buyers. The problem with a lot of banked owned homes is that the previous owners weren't happy that they were loosing their house and so they would trash it. We want a place that is move-in ready and only need we need to do to it is paint the rooms. So needless to say we have come across some really bad bank owned homes... But not this time!
We found a beautiful townhouse that is located in Washington, UT. This is a three bedroom two and a half bath with a loft that could be either be a family room or a den. Its only 5 minutes from Nathan's work and the shopping district of St George. The neighborhood and area around it is still being developed. We put in an offer that weekend and by Tuesday our offer was accepted. We finally got all the papers for the contract signed by the selling bank so we can take it to our bank to finalize our loan. With any luck we will be able to close in the next couple weeks.
So with out any further delay, here's a couple of pictures that will give you a better idea of what our new home will look like...
The front of our new home
The living room
The dinning room
Looking up to the loft
Looking down from the loft
Everything else is normal bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry room, storage closets, and a garage. Nothing big to show there.
The master bedroom, laundry, and storage closets are on the main floor, while two bedrooms and a bath is on the second floor.
We are grateful for the job that Nathan is able to have here in St George that makes it possible for us to join the ranks of home owner.