big news! We bought a Farm!

House & Home

September 17, 2014

big news folks! We bought a farm!

i  can finally finally finally finally finally tell you the news!

Update: keep up with all the farm renovations here. 

we bought a house! for real this time! with inspections, good faith money and contracts. we are moving the 27th of september! (so if you know anyone looking for a 4 bed 3 1/2 bath in byron center…)

the house is located about 20 minutes further south from where we live now in martin. i know i know martin is far away but seriously it’s only a 35 minute drive to downtown grand rapids so we’ll be fine.
we were absolutely devastated when the last house did not work out. (the one we have been working on since christmas).  Here is the short version: we were supposed to buy this house without realtors, we spent tons of money on inspections and then one day the owners just called and said they didn’t want to sell anymore. no i’m still kind of bitter. or at least i was until we found this house.
we had seen this one pop up in our trulia searches for a while but since it was farther away than we wanted we kind of ignored it. we finally decided to just at least look at it.
on our way out there we said this house has to be absolutely perfect for us to even consider it.
my mouth fell open as we drove up.
i said to joe, there seriously has to be something wrong with this. there has to be SOMETHING.
there wasn’t. the kitchen is awesome, the house is completely updated, there is new plumbing, electric, they raised up the home and re poured the foundation, the appliances are commercial grade, they roof is new, the barns are even updated and reinforced. it was perfect.
we put in our offer, the seller countered we accepted and moved on to home inspections – which went perfect. there is about $2000 in small repairs that we have to make because the seller refused to negotiate anymore but honestly it’s little things like fixing a vent, cleaning out this or that, replacing a window jam. since we are no longer renovating an entire home we’ll have time for a few small projects.
well and septic were last week and also went perfect so the 27th we move to martin!
the house has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, pool, big old barn, two small barns, pole barn and 12 acres. it’s perfect! I can’t wait to get in there and put my spin on it. brace yourself for a lot of new farm house pins.
formal dining room
back yard view
master bedroom
master bathroom
living room
screen porch
screen porch that leads into kitchen
staircase to master bedroom
I still can’t believe we bought a farm. I can’t wait to move in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Abby is a wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe.. Follow her on instagram @adventuresinabbyland.

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