Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A New Addition...

Our family just seems to keep growing- we bought a new house!


We LOVE our current home, but we were starting to feel a little like sardines in here. It was a great starter home, but we needed another bedroom. Our 3 bedrooms, is cut short because of the office. Braelynn and Brooke would be sharing a room, which isn't a problem...but can get a little too cozy.

For about a month we were putting bids on homes at the foreclosure auction. It was a lot of fun. We would get a list, drive around and pick our favorites, and then put in the bids. We came close on some, but one day our bidder called and told us it was between us and another guy and the auctioneer was still quite aways from our limit. All of a sudden it was ours! That's when the drama began as you have 24 hours to PAY FULL PRICE...I'll save you the gore, swear words, and blood...just know that it all worked out :)

So what are the stats?

It's still here in South Chandler...about 2 miles from where we are currently at (a new ward though).

3,330 sqft
5 Bedrooms + Loft
3 Bathrooms
Formal Family and Dining Rooms
3 Car Garage
AmAzInG Backyard with a huge playset, 2 vegetable gardens, 6 fruit trees, a rose garden, grass, and extended patio...right now it's all dead and covered with weeds, but give it time.

Here is the "before" video. I'll be sure to post the "after" video when we get a little more settled.

I had to do it in 2 parts, so you'll see the downstairs and then upstairs.


Tonia said...

Congrats guys!

Debbie Lawrence said...

Congrats! What a fun big house! I LOVE that you gave a tour. I hate it when people move to a new house and then they don't show me what it looks like. I think house hunting and walking through different houses is one of my favorite things! Love it!

McCooks said...

nice big house Carly, Were those lime green walls upstairs?

Natalie said...

you guys, it's beautiful!! and those rooms for the girls are perfect. what a deal too. we're so happy for you!
chad & nat

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Unknown said...

Congrats. Gosh, I need to keep up with you more. The girls' rooms are sooo cute.