We Bought a House!


Hi friends! I'm so excited to finally hit publish on this post. It's not a major secret, most of our family and close friends know but I was hesitant to actually put it out on the blog or on my Instagram until things felt more official. Even though we don't close on the house until April, I feel pretty confident at this point to share that we bought a house!

First and foremost, we didn't just buy a house but it is a build in a new community nearby! We are SO excited about it and are also so glad we went this route (so far). It has been so fun to customize the house and to see it's progress. We drive by almost every week now that they are in full construction mode!

Just a quick little recap of our experience if you guys are interested. We started the process in late October which was a little early considering the lease for our current house doesn't end until April but we had heard horror stories about the buying right now so we wanted to get a head-start. Our realtors (yes, we had 2) were absolutely wonderful and in our first meeting they actually showed us a PERFECT house. I'm talking perfect--it was very close to our current neighborhood and had 2 screened in porches + a huge yard! I couldn't believe it but we actually went ahead and put an offer in on it within our first week of meeting with our realtors. We felt like it was too good to pass up and even though I had a mini panic attack after submitting the paperwork, we knew if our offer was accepted we would be thrilled. Well...needless to say it was not and they had probably upwards of 15 other offers. 

This was just the start and pretty much set the tone for the rest of our experience! We ended up putting offers in on 3 other houses, 2 of which we felt like we REALLY had a shot. We were outbid every single time either with cash offers OR people were waiving the home-inspection or appraisal (which we were not in a position to do as first-time homebuyers). While we still had PLENTY of time before our lease was up, I definitely was feeling defeated and we knew that inventory was just going to drop over the next few months. This was when our realtors suggested we look at new builds. 

We started making appointments at several new communities in the area and actually fell in love with the location of the very first one we looked at because there is so much to do within walking distance. They also had one lot left that checked all of our boxes and had a "delivery" date of April/May which is when our lease ends. We signed all the paperwork, picked out the finishes of our house, and they just started framing a few weeks ago! 

Get ready for lots of home content leading up to and after we move in because it's pretty much the only thing on my brain right now! 


  1. Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for you! I bet it is going to be beautiful and I cannot wait to see it when it is all finished!

  2. I'm so excited for you guys!! What an incredible accomplishment! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  3. Ahhhh SO exciting! We built our house too, and it's such a fun process to stop by and see the progress. Can't wait to see it all done and how you guys decorate <3

    Green Fashionista

  4. Ahhhh so excited for you all! Major congrats!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Congrats, babe! What a super exciting time- cannot wait to see your beautiful new home!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. How exciting! Congrats on your new house! We had a hard time finding a house perfect for us, we spent a couple of years looking, and in the end we bought land and decided to build too. It's so fun being able to customise everything!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  7. So exciting! Congratulations! I wish you the best in your new home...may it always be filled with so much love!


  8. Congratulations on the new house! This is such amazing news. Doing a happy dance for you guys now! :)

    Maureen |