Friday, June 20, 2008

Exciting news!

We are pregnant!

Hahhaha! I got you didn't I? No, there are no little Friedman-McFaul's on the way, but we are in the process of buying a house, which is exciting enough, thank you.

We have been looking at houses in New Orleans for a few months now. We figured that since we were going to be here for another four or five years we might as well be accruing some equity rather than just renting. We had some requirements for our new home, we wanted it in a no flood zone (no flooding during Katrina), central heat and air conditioning, it needed to have a yard for some gardening, and of course, it had to have a Hodag porch. I am pleased to say that we have been lucky enough to find a home that fits all those requirements.

Front of our new house, note the second floor Hodag porch.

Side of our new house, showing the elevation which prevented flooding. Also, you can see the awesome stained glass windows on the first floor.

We made an offer and learned that it has been accepted by the sellers. Almost exactly one year after our arrival in New Orleans, we have a contractual agreement to buy a home here. several things could still go wrong, and prevent us from actually moving in to the house, (the inspections could turn up some horrific violation for example) but we are pretty excited anyway. Once we have actually signed the closing there will be more pictures, but for now I don't want to jinx it.

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Anonymous Jacob said...

That is a beautiful looking house, congratulations!

June 22, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Yes, you did get me, ashamed to say. But the house looks bee-youtiful. You may be the first of my friends to join the landed gentry. I really need to get my act together and come visit. When do you move in?

June 22, 2008 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

Landed Gentry? Can I be a Vassal? Vassals are awesome. We close the end of July and move in by mid august, when our current rent is up.

June 23, 2008 at 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got me too. Welcome to the joys of home ownership.

June 26, 2008 at 5:06 PM  

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