A Home of our Own

If this blog is your main source for news about the Wood Family, our lives might seem to have been pretty quiet for the past few months. Surprisingly, that is not the case! The biggest news that we haven’t yet shared on our blog is that we are in the midst of purchasing our first house! We wanted to wait until the purchase and sales agreement had been signed to publicly share the news, so here it is!

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(More pics here.)

We started our house search nearly a year ago, and since then we’ve looked at single family homes and condos all around the area. We have looked at houses and condos in Amesbury, Haverhill, Beverly, and Boxboro, but none of them really tickled our fancies (or fit within our price range).

Finally, around Christmas time, we stumbled across a listing in Danvers for a 1950’s ranch style house that had been converted into a condo about four years ago. It is split in half down the middle, and the unit we were are buying is on the right side. Along with the unit, we get exclusive use of the yard on our unit’s side of the property. The unit currently has less than 600 square feet of livable space, but it has a half-finished basement that, when finished, would nearly double the square footage of the home. Our plan is to renovate the home and expand the livable space into the basement, and, at some point in the next few years, sell the house for something roomier.

We are scheduled to close on the house on Friday, March 9. That would give us a few weeks to make some basic improvements to the livability of the house before moving in at the end of March.

We’re very excited about the prospect of finally having a place of our own, and our families and friends are eager to help us get started on the various renovation projects. From here on out, we’ll be sure to keep our web readers posted on the progress!

18 thoughts on “A Home of our Own

  1. Terri F

    How great to have a yard – and a perfect place under the deck for a swing for Catherine! Congratulations!

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  2. Bethany Joy Lange

    Yay! Congrats. It’s a huge thing to be out of the cycle of rental units – and a gift. It’s been a blessing to own (aka: pay mortgage instead of rent) our own home. Welcome to another phase of “being a grown-up.” 🙂

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  3. Kirk & Amanda Cameron

    Congratulations! How wonderful! Catherine will love playing in the yard this summer!!! So new house, I’m sure you could use a pet-right? I have a wonderful cat who’s all ready to go and needs a fun loving home!!! 🙂

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  4. christine

    echoing the above — excellent starter home choice, and i’m sure that the work you put into it will help launch you into a larger home when you need it. if you need it.

    sounds so awesome — congrats and God Bless this new Wood Hall!

    🙂

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  5. waltondammerung

    Huzzah! I am excited for you (not to mention a little jealous. I don’t think we’d be able to afford anything around here with a yard unless we won the lottery. Twice.)

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