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How The Fs Bought A House: We Own A House!

And so we waited…

We’d found our house and then jumped through every hoop presented to us but now it was just waiting. We wait to know if it was all going to go through or if 5pm on January 30 would come and we would lose our house and the thousands of dollars we’d already donated to it.

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How the Fs Bought A House: We Have To Do What?

Did I mention when the Fs decided to buy a house that said house was missing one toilet and had some burst pipes?

Pipes burst behind that shower wall

Pipes burst behind that shower wall due to some faulty winterizing.

We didn’t mind fixing those few things. They needed to be done before we could get the appraisal done…as well as the home inspection. Homer, C and I met at the house on a Saturday with a plumber to fix the pipes. C and Homer had already installed the toilet earlier that week. Home improvement project # 1 and the house isn’t even ours!


Fast forward to the end of the afternoon. The plumbing is fixed but at the expense of a new water heater. The home had an electric instant hot water heater that had frozen during the winter and when we turned the water on, it burst. We needed to replace it with either a similar model or a more common tank water heater. We chose the later. This meant something else. The water heater would need to be located by the furnace which is also where the washer and dryer were located. I would be getting a new, stacking washer and dryer when we got the house!!! There wasn’t enough room to have a side by side set now that it had to share the small space with the water heater.

It was a small price to pay for items that would need to be attended to before we moved in anyway. Our inspection went great as did the plumbing/sewer scope. We were stoked! Let’s get this bank appraisal scheduled…

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How the Fs Bought A House: Let’s Buy a House!

It had been coming for a long time and it came out of the blue. It was the longest process ever but happened in the blink of an eye.

We were buying a house. Just like that.

Well…let me back up a minute.

We’d let our landlords know that our clothes dryer had broken in ┬álate October. They weren’t going to fix it. For real…they just weren’t going to fix it. That really was the last straw. We’d lived with a horrible toilet, a leaky door, sketchy neighbors and a non-working oven for two years now. This…this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Somehow we found ourselves contacting our bank and at the beginning of November we were pre-approved to buy a house in Pierce County. How was this our life? Married for less than 2 months and buying a home.


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