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So, you've got, or are in the process of buying, your first home together.


What project are you most excited to start?  Aside from unpacking, of course.  ;)


Tell us all about it!

Posted on August 10, 2009 at 8:33 am
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mrsKC1
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Welcome to the group!  Can't wait to see pics!

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 2:30 am
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Wow! Just love all these beautiful houses!!!!   congrats to all!! I have been around this group but I never introduce myself...


Hi everyone!!! DH and I just bought our condo this last March, and now we are planning our renovation!!! Yay!!!
We want to redo the whole bathroom, change the floors, paint, and make some changes in the kitchen…
change the counter tops to granite
Change the back-splash
add in island
Can' t wait to start!!!


I'll show some pictures later...

Posted on June 9, 2010 at 4:39 am
TheFutureMrs.Shoe
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We're renting our first home together.  It's from a friend of Jason's from work.  The property is very nice (woodsy) and quiet which is what Jason likes (no close neighbors).  I like that it's roomy since we both are major pack rats.  The house has 3 bedrooms so we're going to make one extra room a guest room and the smallest bedroom an office/craft room.  Jason hopes to move in by the end of this month.  I'll start moving my things in little by little until we get married =)  We're both very excited!

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm
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well technically we've lived in our first place for 2 years now, but i love being nosy and seeing what other people have bought! we live in a 2 br/2 ba condo just outside of DC.


all the rooms are done EXCEPT for the dining room! I'm hoping to get enough money from the wedding to put towards a dining table/chairs! that's the only thing we don't have done. and wall art! (it's such a personal choice, if i like something, he doesn't. vice versa)

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 9:59 am
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yay, so excited to see & join this group =D DH & i brought our first home in feb last yr its a total renovate home, but its all we could afford.... we are slowly getting there & its looking good! cant wait to share pics b 4 and afters, advice and questions with you all.... were 1/2 way there... our home was an old home, high cellings, cement walls we are re gyp rocking room by room b4 we paint each room  =)

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm
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I'm excited to join here!


I'm finally moving out of my parents house and into my FI's home. He bought it over a year ago. I helped him decorate/pick out furniture to begin with and I basically spend all my time there anyway. I'm excited to put a "feminine touch" to it though.


 

Posted on November 9, 2010 at 7:42 am
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Hi, I'm Jenn!


My DI and I bought our first place together in June of this year and embarked on a MAJOR remodel project immediately thereafter (we're talking down to the studs!).  It's a little 2 BR + den beach bungalow in San Diego and we LOVE the location (planning to add a second story in the next 5 years to capitalize on the bay views).


We're finally at a place where our lil construction project is becoming a home and I'm looking forward to focusing our efforts on the landscaping/curb appeal next!

Posted on November 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm
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Ok so I joined a while agoe but we were still house hunting so I postponed posting. But our bid was accepted on a house so I finally feel worthy of posting ;) I'm so excited for all the decorating and now that you ladies will provide wonderful inspiration and feedback!

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm
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After searching and searching for our perfect house, we decided in the end to build. We bought it back in February, but just moved in on November 15th. It's a duplex, and my Grandma is living in the other half so we never have to worry about have troublesome neighbours!


After searching and searching photo 2601574-1


I only have a picture of it when it was under construction, but it's gorgeous. It's 1478 square feet so it doesn't feel like we're in a duplex.


Congratulations to everyone who bought their first home, and good luck to all that are searching!!

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:24 am
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Hello! My dh and I started softly searching for a home to buy at the end of last summer and decided to start seriously looking in January. So here we are! We moved into our rental house a year and a half ago and it has been a good learning experience, but it is very small and we knew it was not going to be something long term (we originally planned on staying for a year). We are very ready to move into something bigger that is ours.
Posted on January 22, 2011 at 8:09 am
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Just joining! :0)

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 10:34 am
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Sorry, I skipped over my formal introduction on here :)

Were in Escrow right now on a fixer in Socal. Cant believe we found something we can afford here finally! Nervous & excited rolled into one! I will post pics as soon as were a go!
Posted on February 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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All sorts of projects, indoors and outdoors!

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 1:36 am
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Hi!! :) House hunting has officially started, we went to look a few houses and we found one that we REALLY like and would be perfect for our family!!! Our realtor is currently doing some more research for us so we will see :) ahhh so exciting!!

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 6:48 am
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Just got preapproved here in Southern Orange County, CA. Let the house hunting begin! So nervous!!! =( But excited =)

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 7:53 am
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Congrats speedy!!! Where you looking? We just started closing is San Juan Capistrano! GL!
Posted on February 19, 2011 at 11:00 am
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HMM - I want to see photos of your new home!! 

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm
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Im getting to it lol we JUST got the computer hooked up in the office so I have to upload my pics from my camera.  Don't hold your breath though- lol its nothing "spectacular" - well it is to us, but its our little pile ;) The price you pay to stay I guess lol Good' ol Orange County hahah

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm
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Jamie- are you still thinking about doing the tile yourself? Our home depot doesnt have any classes on it this month...grrr!

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 3:15 am
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I forgot to stop here and say hello so, Hi!


We are currently looking for our first house.  We almost bought a house about 3 years ago and had a really bad experience and are just now back in the house buying market. We think we may have found the house we want after looking at a grand total of 7 houses.  We'll see what happens with that. 


DH and I have been married for a year and a half and we have a 12 year old son, two nephews  that live with us and a daughter that visits during summer and holidays. So we need a home that will fit our somewhat large and busy family. 


I'm looking forward to making a house our own.  Because we rent we can't really make a space ours and add our personality to it.  I want to paint and all curtains and our personal touches to a home.  

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:03 am
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