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 *Update with Pics* We bought our 'FOREVER' home!

It's ours! We waived our conditions and the house is 'officially' ours now.

I was finally able to upload some pics for your viewing pleasure.

The front of our new house!


One side (you can see the property to the back yard.)


The other side (you can see how wide the property goes, it's a pie shaped lot)


The back of the house (shows how big the yard is.)


One of my favourite things (in the master bathroom)


View down the stairs (Santa Fe style tile in the front entry)


Master Bedroom (double door entry)


Kitchen (the island is moveable)


Other view of the kitchen...with the double sided fireplace (family room is directly behind the fireplace)


Family Room (looking towards kitchen)


I can't wait to move in...May can't come soon enough.
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GAH!

It's all so very exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time and happened so suddenly and so quickly I'm still having trouble believing it.

But DH and I bought our forever home and couldn't be happier.

In only 9 days we consulted with the realtor to look at our options, we got our financing and pre-approval in place, we looked at countless listings and toured over 30 houses, have de-cluttered and prepped our house for sale and boughjt our dream house!

In a market that is pretty scarce (for what we were looking for) and moving at lightening quick speeds, we were really not sure we would find something that worked for us, especially since we really desired a small, small target area.

One day we had over 9 showings booked (7 were new listings only days old) and we had 5 cancel due to conditional sales of the house.

But our agent was amazing and diligent in sending us listings as they were turned out, she listened to all our feedback and found us an amazing house.

The house came on the market at 9:00 at night, our agent showed it to us at 11:00 the next day and within minutes of walking in the door were ready to make an offer. The seller (also an agent) tried to push our offer presentation off for a day and a half, but our agent pushed back. Made the presentation and were able to secureour offer below asking price.

We later found out there were five showings the next day and at least 2 offers were going to be made (heck, the for sale sign never even made it to the lawn.)

Had our agent not pushed to present when she did, we are positive we would have had a multiple offer situation with a bidding war (that probably wouldve ended with the house going much over asking.)

We move at the end of may into our dream home and couldn't be more thrilled. Conditions will be waived today and it will 'officially' be ours.

Our house goes on the market on Thursday and we are just praying we can sell it quickly. I can't believe this is happening and couldn't be happier!

Pics to come shortly!

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 28 Feb 2012 1:11 PM
 15 Jul 2010
Happiness
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What a whirlwind! Congratulations! It sounds like you have a stellar agent behind you for sure smile

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 28 Feb 2012 1:13 PM
 28 Feb 2009
 BC
Barkles
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OMG that is FAST!!! Congratulations!!!

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 28 Feb 2012 1:22 PM
 28 Dec 2005
 Winnipeg
Nuevodia
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Congrats!!!! laugh

Can't wait to see the pictures!

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 28 Feb 2012 2:17 PM
 29 Jan 2010
 Winnipeg
Summernightsky
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Congrats! Looking forward to the pictures.

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 28 Feb 2012 2:29 PM
 14 Mar 2007
 Ontario
Jaymee
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Wow that was quick! Looking forward to pics!

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 28 Feb 2012 4:30 PM
 25 Jun 2004
Emma's mom
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Congratulations!!

I hope your house sells with the same lightning quick speed!

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 28 Feb 2012 4:38 PM
 13 Sep 2006
 Ottawa
eldender
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Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures smile

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 28 Feb 2012 5:07 PM
 10 Mar 2009
FebruaryBride
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Congrats! Pics please!

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 28 Feb 2012 6:38 PM
 29 Mar 2006
 Toronto, ON
jennypea
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awesome!!!!!!! Congrats for conquering our city's crazy market.

what area did you buy in???? I'd love to see your home.

since many judge the madness of the toronto market if you're willing would you PM me the mls listing? I love looking at real estate!

I'm sure your house will sell in no time smile

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 28 Feb 2012 7:22 PM
 14 Jun 2005
 Ottawa
_Lucasta_
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That's exciting - congratulations! Can't wait to see the photos smile

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 28 Feb 2012 8:06 PM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!

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 28 Feb 2012 8:23 PM
 25 Jan 2004
 Ontario
Mama2Girlies
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Congrats again! Glad you guys were able to find the house so quickly. Looking forward to pics!

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 29 Feb 2012 1:28 AM
 21 Nov 2006
 Sherwood Park, AB
LoveSweetLove
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So excited for you!!!!

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 29 Feb 2012 2:15 AM
 15 Mar 2004
 Toronto
Humber
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Thank you all..1e are so very excited.

I would love to share pics (we have a ton) but I don't have a home computer right now (working off my BB) but will try to get some posted on Thursday.

Jenny - I think the MLS listing came down, but I will PM you. We are actually East of TO in Durham and the housing market (for what we wanted) has been nuts, in our limited experience of course (but our agent agrees.)

Our house is ready for the market and hopefully we are just as fortunate. I will send that MLS listing when it appears.

And LoveSweetLove...thank you again for all your help. This would have NEVER EVER been possible without your help and hard work. We truly appreciate it. You have helped make our family very happy. (For those wondering, LoveSweetLove helped us secure our financing for the second time with great success!)

I can't wait for this all to be over, as I've found it extremely exhausting (nerves and excitement are preventing me from sleeping lately) and I'm ready to just know it's all done, all good, etc.

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 29 Feb 2012 11:35 AM
 29 Dec 2010
wishing4ababe
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Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures either!

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 29 Feb 2012 8:18 PM
 11 Dec 2005
turquesa07
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Congrats! We also just bought what we hope will be our forever home and are in the process of selling our current one. Wishing you lots of selling vibes!

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 1 Mar 2012 10:00 PM
 31 Dec 2007
 newmarket, Ontario
sami806
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Congratulations!!Can't wait to see the pics also!!

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 2 Mar 2012 2:39 PM
 15 Mar 2004
 Toronto
Humber
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Removing location...just a little too much information.

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 3 Mar 2012 12:05 AM
 15 Mar 2004
 Toronto
Humber
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Pictures have been added...for a limited time only!

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 3 Mar 2012 12:14 AM
 29 Dec 2010
wishing4ababe
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Looks awesome! Congrats!

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 3 Mar 2012 12:27 AM
 27 Apr 2006
nbbride101
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Congrats. Looks awesome.

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 3 Mar 2012 1:30 AM
 21 Nov 2006
 Sherwood Park, AB
LoveSweetLove
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Love it!

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 3 Mar 2012 7:06 AM
 11 Feb 2007
MmeBruni
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Congrats! So jealous of your yard.

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 3 Mar 2012 7:19 AM
 21 Mar 2006
 Toronto
bionicjellybean
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Awesome house! Congratulations!!!

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 3 Mar 2012 7:59 AM
 28 Jul 2011
iseesquared
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Congrats, enjoy!

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 3 Mar 2012 10:05 AM
 3 Jan 2006
 Whitby
diva.jen
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Looks great! I know you said it was close to where you were but where? Closer to me? More north? East? South? smile

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 3 Mar 2012 10:15 AM
 30 Dec 2009
wildred
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Beautiful! I am totally jealous of your yard!!

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 3 Mar 2012 3:34 PM
 15 Mar 2004
 Toronto
Humber
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Thanks all...we really just lucked into this, it literally is the perfect house (size,location, yardan etc) for us.

Diva - It's just east of where we are now, like 2 streets behind us. It literally is within walking distance of our current home and is a 3 minute drive away.

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 3 Mar 2012 3:47 PM
 25 Nov 2007
Bridie79
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Wow -- fantastic house! I love the yard, and the double fireplace is such a great feature! smile

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 3 Mar 2012 9:20 PM
 23 Feb 2006
 Toronto, ON
Corrie
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Wowzers, what a yard! Congratulations!

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 4 Mar 2012 8:35 PM
 31 Dec 2007
 newmarket, Ontario
sami806
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Love the fireplace! Looks like a big house compared to what you are in now. I know you were in a townhouse right?

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 4 Mar 2012 8:50 PM
 24 Jul 2004
 Laval,Qc
Puma
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Congrats!!! It's a beautiful home! I love having the family room off by the kitchen...where I can see the kids play etc....

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 5 Mar 2012 10:38 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
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Looks great!

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