So, I'm feeling confident enough to post this - - - Jay and I are buying a house! We've gone through all the stages: offer, home inspection, purchase & sale, wrote a big ass check, got approved financing, insurance binder, etc, etc, etc. We are planning to close on June 1st and we CAN'T WAIT!
Some details: It's in Lakeville, MA on a side street that overlooks a huge field (like 100 acres or more), the road turns into a dirt road about a half mile after our house, the house is about 2300 square feet, 2.5 acres, has 2 1/2 baths, 3 bedrooms, and an in-law apartment (in-law apartment does not have its own kitchen - my mom has first dibs!).
I love the "Florida Room" - that's what the realtor called it, but it's really a three-season patio thingy. I also love the yard and cannot wait to get my hands dirty. Jay is jonesing to attack this place! It is a bit dated (a bit of shag rug, linoleum in the living room, funky wallpaper, etc), but anyone who knows us, knows we love the vintage and retro look. The sellers were psyched when they found out we wanted to keep it just as it is!
Here are some pictures from the listing (these are not our pictures and not our furniture - we'll post some as soon as we start moving in!):