Finally! After almost a year of waiting, and looking, and waiting, and then some more searching, we have closed and moved in to our new home. It was certainly a relief to finally have accomplished something we were working towards for so long. However, it was a scary feeling at the same time, to know that we now have this large note with our names attached to it.
We purchased a 2-unit home in the Chicagoland area. We knew since the beginning this is what we wanted. We both have student loans we hope to pay off soon, and the only way we could see this happening is if we bought an income-producing house. We were lucky in that the house came with established tenants! That was a huge relief for us since we didn’t have to worry about renting the upstairs apartment (for now).
We’ve been in the house for a little over two weeks now, and there’s still a lot of stuff that needs to be put away and organized. But here’s a few pictures of our place as it is now. We definitely have plans to upgrade and restore many of the home’s original details.
This is the living room and the view when you walk into house. Check out the original stained glass windows.
The door on the left is the main entrance, and the arched doorway leads into the dining room.
A closer view of the arched doorway.
And…..this is the dining room, currently a dumping ground for pretty much everything.
The not-so-cute bathroom.
There’s absolutely no storage space!
A view into one of the bedrooms…..again, a complete and utter mess…story of my life these days.
Welcome to my kitchen! One of the first things we plan on re-doing.
That door lead to the back entrance and stairwell.
One of the things I’m most excited about is this space right here ^^ a huge pantry!! I have plans to spruce it up and make it all cute!
That folks is our new house. We’re excited (and a little overwhelmed) to pretty it up and make it our own. I hope you join me as I share the ups and downs of our journey on this little blog here (aka my little corner of the ‘net).