We’re Under Contract!!!

August 30, 2010  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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I never thought a house could break your heart.  A couple houses have.  I was picking out a very contemporary wallpaper for the kitchen in Spanish Fork and drinking ice water while watching Chris cook in the professional kitchen that the Mapleton house came equipped with.  Both houses dumped us before either of those fantasies came true.  And then there was the Orem house.  The one I didn’t even want to get excited about because I didn’t want to let it break my heart, too.  Turns out–it loves us back and wants us to be its family.  We are under contract.  It’s perfect.  Really.  For us, it is so much better than all of the other  guys  houses that broke our heart.  It has 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms and 1400 square feet.   “Pics?” you say.  I’ll give you what I have…only what was online: not the greatest, but you’ll get the idea.

Front of the House
Living Room (errr one of the walls in the living room)
Dining Room
All of the pictures of the bedrooms are of a corner or a wall.  We were told it could take up to 60 days to close, which will give us just enough time to say goodbye to our apartment and enough time for me to decorate every room in my mind.  

What do you think?

  1. It looks great!! congrats!!!

  2. It looks great!! congrats!!!

  3. This looks like a very great place – we’re so happy for you. You will love being homeowners. Our first buy was a 10X50 ft. trailer; the second a little three-bedroom home that was probably less than 1000 sq. ft., but we loved it. It was so fun to decorate and fix up; our down payment was painting it. Funny, huh? But the interest rate was 10.5%; the house cost $13,000. Cute pics of Greta plus I really like the furniture.

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