We’re buying a house!

If you’ve seen us in the past few days, you’ve probably heard our news (we aren’t exactly keeping quiet about it!). We are buying a house! It has (almost) all of the things we were hoping for in a house, and some of the things we weren’t expecting, so we’re pretty excited.

It’s close to Michigan Tech (closer than either of us lived as students when we were off campus) and is on a street that is mostly long term residents, so our neighbors won’t be changing seasonally. From what we know of the neighborhood, we think we’re going to like living there a lot!

The cool thing about the whole process is that we’ve been able to see God’s hand in all of it. We hadn’t noticed the house earlier (and it’s been on the market 1 1/2 years) because it is a two bedroom, and we wanted three. But when we decided to look at the listing just to see if it might work, we were surprised to see it was bigger than some of the three bedroom houses we had looked at and had a rather giant bedroom. We went to see it just over a week ago and fell in love in 20 minutes. It is close to campus, has a big living room/dining room space to host groups, has a nice yard, and has a garage – plus is a cool old house in good condition. All of these things were what we were looking for.

Later the same day, we found out there were two other potential buyers for the house, so we planned to visit again and make an offer later the following week. But on Monday we found out that there was another offer, so on Tuesday we visited the bank and the relator’s office and put in an offer, which was accepted on Wednesday afternoon. (Crazy, right?!?) God has blessed us through all of the process – having paperwork ready for the bank previously, visiting the house when we did… it all worked so intricately together and we are stunned by his provision and blessing in our lives.

It’s not officially ours yet, but we’re excited. I hope you like it as much as we do!

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It has a stained glass window!

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And no, we aren’t quite in love with the bedrooms, but they have potential… if we can get all of that wall paper down!

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3 responses to “We’re buying a house!”

  1. Martha says :

    Congratulations on the house! I hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed ours. i keep you and Hans and the work with InterVarsity in my prayers every week. Happy Easter – Jesus lives!

  2. 5cupfamily says :

    awesome guys, I like the woodwork and curved doorways

  3. Katrina Hamilton says :

    Your pictures make me homesick for the UP. πŸ™‚ I really like the plaid carpeting. It’s super unique! Also, you’ll have a wood stove in your living room!! How cool! (or warm.. πŸ˜› )

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