Last week, Matt and I got an email from our realtor that there was a home she wanted to show us. It wasn’t on the market yet, but it was in the area we were looking and within our budget. Before the showing, we hadn’t seen any pictures and didn’t know much about this pre-list in White Bear Lake. The sellers were having a garage sale, so she said we’d have to look beyond the clutter. When we planned to go see the house, we had two other showings before it and it was getting later. She asked us if we still wanted to go, and boy, are we are so glad we did!
Last week, we shared our “Willaby Wishlist” of what we were looking for in a home and this pre-list house had all of it. It’s in a great location. There is a nature center across the street and it’s in White Bear Lake, which we love. The location is also good spot for both of our work commutes.
There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus two large living spaces. Some of the highlights include a sunroom that looks out to the backyard, vaulted ceilings with skylights in the living room, a gas fireplace, and a large basement. Our families both still live in the town we grew up in, so having space to host guests was important to us. We love having friends and family over for games and the layout is pretty ideal for hosting.
Putting in an Offer
We put in an offer the next day, since there were so many aspects we loved about this home. Since we were the only offer and the house hadn’t hit the market yet, we were eagerly waiting to see if it would be accepted. Our realtor called us the next day to let us know our offer was accepted! That night, Matt and I both couldn’t sleep because we were so excited. We’ve been chatting about projects we want to do and we’re excited to share them with you.
We have our inspection tonight and then we will close on the house July 31st. Our lease is over at the end of August, so we will have a month overlap. The timing is perfect because we have some projects we want to do. The plan is to remove the popcorn ceiling, painting the cabinetry, and swapping out light fixtures. Let us know what you’d like to learn how to do and we’ll be sure to share some tutorials. Can’t wait to bring you along!