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We bought a house last night!
can't contain my excitement!!

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#1 Rachiee

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

2 days ago we put the sold sticker on the unit we bought and have lived in for 4 1/2 years

and last night we signed the contract on our family home!!  ddance.gif

I am so excited and nervous and just on top of the world!!

I am also sad because the until we sold we bought before we were engaged. We came home from our honeymoon to this home, bought our daughter home from hospital and celebrated so many wonderful occasions.

Our new place is absolutely perfect and the owner who is downsizing was lovely and is including his 8 seater outdoor dining set and big 4 burner hooded bbq!!!

And the best news??!

Once we settle and move in, I plan to resign from the job I despise and have another baby

And finally..... we sold for MORE than we BOUGHT!!!

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#2 Mamabug

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:45 AM

I am also sad because the until we sold we bought before we were engaged. We came home from our honeymoon to this home, bought our daughter home from hospital and celebrated so many wonderful occasions.

Oh, I understand that feeling so very well.

The house we are selling has similar memories for us:
- we got the keys just before our first anniversary, so there was a special celebration of that event after living in a one-room granny flat at my paents for the start of our marriage.

- we brought four babies home to that house.

- we cried and celebrated in that house, together.

And that last point is what I will take with me most - we were together there, and we will be together in our new house where we will continue to make memories.

Congratulations of the speedy sale of your unit and purchase of your first "family home". May the moving go smoothly!

#3 Jekaho

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:46 AM


Although I am totally jealous original.gif In a good way of course!

Hope the move goes smoothly!

#4 Praetor VitaeChel

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:49 AM

Congratulations!! biggrin.gif

#5 1/2aDozen

Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:57 AM

Well Done!

we sold for MORE than we BOUGHT!!!

You must have made a great investment in that unit.

#6 Rachiee

Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:05 AM

QUOTE (1/2aDozen @ 04/05/2012, 08:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well Done!


You must have made a great investment in that unit.

We sold in pascoe vale for below our reserve sad.gif but I negotiated a good price for a house in Craigieburn.

It does pay to work in sales!

#7 gigglemobile

Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:08 AM


#8 ali27

Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

Congratulations. I hope that you make many more happy memories in your new home

#9 BetteBoop

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:21 AM

Congrats Rachiee. It's so exciting that not only are you changing your home but your lives as well.

I know how you feel about leaving your unit. I've been in the house I'm in now for 15 years. It's hard to think about moving now because this place has been with me through the biggest events in my life.

Can we see photos of the new house???

#10 Therese

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:22 AM

Congratulations original.gif

#11 Rachiee

Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE (BetteBoop @ 04/05/2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Congrats Rachiee. It's so exciting that not only are you changing your home but your lives as well.

I know how you feel about leaving your unit. I've been in the house I'm in now for 15 years. It's hard to think about moving now because this place has been with me through the biggest events in my life.

Can we see photos of the new house???

Here you go!





#12 BlondieUK

Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:00 AM

Congratulations, OP - there's nothing like settling into a dream home original.gif
Best of luck for the move.

#13 I'm Batman

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:19 AM

Aw congrats, I love the feelings behind a house. I love my new house, its up the road from my old house I was renting.

Was married, had my firstborn there. Everytime I see it Im constantly reminded of those good times.

#14 Lees75

Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

Congratulations, Rachiee! The new house looks lovely.

#15 BetteBoop

Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:18 PM

Great family home OP.

I think a flat block and lowset house are the best features for young kids. And it's more versatile because renos tend to be easier and cheaper if you're not doing multiple storeys.

#16 *melrose*

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Well done, good luck with the move.

#17 Soontobegran

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:15 AM

That is lovely news. What a great house for bringing up children. original.gif

#18 EssentialBludger

Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:19 AM

What a lovely house, OP. I love it!

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