Time to talk a bit about our new home! We still live in St. Paul, not that far from the duplex we were renting, but we now own our very own house and little plot of land in the heart of St. Paul. The house is a fantastic bungalow built in 1923 with lots of recent updates including kitchen, finished basement, roof, siding, etc.
We actually found the house back in April and completed the purchase agreement then but I was a bit hesitant to write about it for fear of jinxing the whole thing. Plus, the previous owners of the home had to live in it through June 26th in order to get the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit (which we, unfortunately, could not get since it’s no longer available). That’s why there was a bit of a delay between the purchase agreement and the closing.
We moved in at the end of June and we are absolutely loving this house. It has a few quirks (it is 89 years old, after all) but we feel lucky that it needed nothing more than a few repainted rooms before we moved in. Despite not having much knowledge when it comes to do-it-yourself projects around the house, I do have a few projects in mind and I am excited to someday get to them. In the meantime I just read blogs like Young House Love and imagine what we might do with our house… eventually. I’m just happy that nothing needs to be done right away. Apart from the painting (which I can handle), all we’ve done is purchased some furniture for the living room, porch and deck.
Our old place was located on an intersection but this house is not, and it’s astonishing how different it feels. No more loud stereos, exhaust or sirens. Despite the new home being just a few blocks away from the old one, the neighborhood has an entirely different feel. It’s nice and quiet but we are still right in the city. Though only time will tell for sure, I think we’ve made a good choice moving here.