Thursday, July 31, 2008

A New Facet of the Jordana Project

I'm a multitasker. I enjoy having lots and lots and lots of things going on. I've got two jobs... a job that pays the mortgage (My Mortgage Job) and a job that I LOOOVE (My Love Job). I've got a new husband. I've got my Jordana Project.

OBVIOUSLY, it's time for a new addition. And I am BEYOND thrilled to introduce our new bundle of joy...

(please note that my front door is located under a spire.)

She weighs in at 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms and 2,600 sq. ft. And we are beaming parents!

We happened upon her at the beginning of July, a little bike ride on July 5 on the way to Portos for a bit of breakfast. After a quick look around I KNEW we couldn't afford it, but thought we'd call just to get an idea of what things were going for in this particular hood. Lo and behold, it was bankowned. And on the market for two months. And dropped $200K on July 3. WHAT!?

So, we're in escrow and set to close next month. Banks take F-O-R-EVER. Inspection yesterday went fabulously well. She's got good bones and, while a project house, is in fabulous shape.

Chris knows that he's in charge of... well... pretty much all of it. This girl is busy trying to get a new business off the ground! But I look forward to editing on the floor while he is sanding. And painting. And tearing out walls. And maybe even working on some pipes.

{This is the place where I would normally post a million pictures. But the previous owners bought it, and then forgot that they had to clean it. For reals... it's icky gross. Did you know that dust could form bunnies, and then the dust bunnies could CLIMB the walls. They do. The place is disgusting. But I love her like only a mother could.}

12 comments:

nspeis said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
the bank finally signed the contracts. i'm so happy for you!!!

Anne K. in L.A. said...

Congrats on the awesome house! We are sooo jealous of all the space that you get to frolic in;)

Jen said...

Congrats! Blake and I definately want to buy an older fixer-upper once we're in our post-condo phase. Unfortunately, he is not as handy as your husband is, so it will be WAY expensive to get that done. I really should have condsidered that before I got into joint real estate investments with him. Ha. I'm so jealous that you get to remodel! I've been sad since I completed the decorating phase in our current home. Good luck! :)

Sam Ed. said...

How fun!!!! She looks really cute! Is the plan to fix her up and live in her and sell your place or flip her? Either way, congrats to the new parents!

Darci said...

Congrats! We did the same thing to our first condo (which we're still living in). Its quite the journey but in the end we both love it!

Ms. Mar said...

Major congrats!!! She is adorable!!! I can see lots of character already..... = )

Ivy said...

Congrats Jordy! It's huge! Looks like it has a lot of potential. We don't have $ to do a lot of fixin uppin now but we will in due time. When do you move in???

csunsweetie said...

Wow it's so adorable! And what a steal!! Congratulations!!!!

ptflip said...

congratulations!

Kate of All Trades said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations. It's adorable. Can't wait to see inside pics. So, buying a house is totally stressful but also crazy fun. You are going to have the BEST time making it your home. Yay for you!

karri said...

Much Congrats - Can't wait to see posts on the decor!

nita said...

omg congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! your new house looks super cute and fab!