Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New House



So I have big news.... We are closing on a new house today! I never would have imagined we would buy a new house this year. We've always wanted to buy some property around Lake Anna (near Richmond/Charlottesville, VA) and we always watch the real estate listings for property for sale there. About 18 months ago, Greg found this house for sale, and it really is the perfect place for us. The home is the style we like (cozy with a big front porch and ceiling fans on the front porch), the property is 18 acres and is wooded and secluded and there is a huge 2500 sq ft detached building where Greg can work on his race car projects. The sellers are also leaving their pontoon boat with the house, and we will have a boat dock deeded with the property. We both did a lot of boating and fishing growing up, and are looking forward to getting back on the water. When he first showed me the listing, I saw the huge price tag and thought it's a nice house but we can never afford it. Well, the economy here took a down turn and the price kept dropping, the interest rates kept dropping, and we can qualify for some of the homebuyer tax credits, so we thought now was the perfect time. We love the area, it's a perfect retreat from the city life we're used to. For now, we'll use it as a second/vacation home and hope in the next several years, we can find jobs in the area and move down there permanently. It's about an hour and a half from where we live now.

I made two sets of these house cards, one for the sellers and one for our real estate agent. I used the sale-a-bration stamp set from Stampin' Up and made an A4 box to hold the cards. I colored the images with my Copic markers. The paper I used is from Basic Grey.





10 comments:

GeminiJen said...

Oh Heidi, it's beautiful. I'm glad you posted pictures. Perfect closing time, summers coming. :)

rubberstampinzone said...

Wow Heidi, Beautiful home and beautiful property! Love all the land! I'm excited for you and Greg. It does look charming and quite cozy! Yay for you both.
And what you've made for the seller and agent is adorable. Love the gift box and cards. How thoughtful of you. Congrats!

Janice W. said...

Congratulations with your new "vacation" home. It looks beautiful! Your gift boxes and cards are really nice and so very thoughtful!!

Laura said...

Congratulations Heidi! I love the house. It is wonderful! Of course, I will be sad when you move down there permanently.

Suzanne :O ) said...

congratulations! what a sweet little house you bought- looks like you'll have lots of quiet time out there! :) the card sets are beautiful- love all the layers! what a thoughtful gift :)

mspiggy7 said...

Congrats, Heidi! Your new home is terrific. I know you will enjoy that area & being near the water. Love your cards, too. Great job.

nermalski said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I love all the land with those trees. The house is wonderful.
That is so great for you two. I bet the dogs will like it as well.
Freedom to roam.

The home cards are amazing too.

Annette said...

Oh my gosh Heidi, your new home is absolutely beautiful, I am so excited for you guys!! What a dream to be out in the country surrounded beautiful trees and a boat dock too! Can't wait to see more photos! And your cards are adorable, how sweet of you to make them for the seller and real estate agent, they will love them!

Susan said...

OMG Heidi! Congrats on your new / vacation home. It looks fabulous and the property is gorgeous with all the trees. I'm sure you will have many years of happiness there. I love your card / gift box too.....nicely done and very professional looking!

ant me. said...

Oh Heidi! I couldn't be happier for you!! What a blessing to live in such a beautiful location : ) I hope you get to move there permanently and very soon!!

BIG (((Hugs)))

Patti