Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
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Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Househunting part 3

You may have been following along our househunting progress... Update from my last post:

We made an offer!  On the brand new home, "Lot #35"--it could be ours when it's done in July!  It's still a back-up, really, because it is quite a bit more than I was hoping to spend, but honestly I am so frustrated with househunting I don't expect to find the perfect thing and get our offer in on time.  There've been some places we've found that are okay, but already have offers on them.  And we did lose out on the short sale we made an offer on--other buyers had put an offer in right before ours.  Annnnnyway, assuming the perfect thing doesn't come up before July (we can still back out of this one), here's our new place!!

This is where our front door would be!

The view out our front door... the poles in the background are from the driving range next door.  We could have worse neighbors.

I love the park areas that these townhomes have.  You get TWO decks and NO yard, but a park strip right in front of your house!  Sounds perfect to me because I am terrible at yard work and hate the muddy splashes that everything gets in Oregon when it's kept outside over winter.  And the lot that we chose is of the set with the largest park area in the complex.  Pretty cool!

I still have a hard time being okay with spending oodles and oodles of money and taking out the largest loan I've ever had!  But thank you all for your comments on my last post... I really appreciate hearing from those of you who've bought new homes, older homes, built your own... I'm sure it'll all be worth it in the end!  I cannot wait to get out of our little apartment!!!


  1. So exciting that you get to get out of the apartment and into your own home. God will provide your needs. Good luck with the loan!

  2. Wishing you the best of luck! We're just at the browsing stage right now, but I know that things are bound to get stressful as the buying process progresses.

    1. I've found the stressful moments are way fewer than the super excited moments! The browsing stage is good, too!

  3. House hunting is super stressful. We waited forever on a short sale and eventually learned that we didn't get it even though we had the highest bid. I have no idea why they took a bid that was lower than ours. Maybe they paid with cash or something. Then we found another house we liked but someone had put in an offer that morning.
    We eventually put an offer on one that I didn't totally love, but it has turned out to be a great place for us. I hope that it works out that way for you as well!

    1. Wow, sounds like quite a frustrating journey. So glad it worked out, though! Who knows what'll come up in the next few months for us, so we're keeping open minds, although boy am I ready for something to work out!

  4. So happy for you. Is the lot going to be an end unit ? Any ideas what your views will be from the upper levels ?

    1. Thanks! We went with a well-placed non-end unit because the end units were a lot more $... the view may show some of the driving range directly west, and some tall trees beyond the neighborhood on the east side.



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