Monday, July 30, 2012

Home Inspection.

We found the house that we want to buy for the first time. It's a 2,612 square foot house, 2 storey, with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths and with a full finished basement. It was built in 1977, so quite a bit old but the house is in excellent condition. We had the home inspection done last Friday. It went pretty well. No major issues found. I was a bit wary about the basement having potential moisture/mildew/mold issues, but the inspector found no evident traces or signs of such, so we were glad. In addition to the general home inspection, we also had Radon and Sewer Inspection done separately. Everything was great. Radon air was at a safe level and sewer pipes were free from tree roots that could clog up the sewer lines. Fixing the problem could be pretty expensive since it may require excavation so we wanted to be sure that this isn't a potential problem with this house. And we're relieved that the results were good. We think it's worth to spend some money with all these inspections before buying the house rather than skip them and find out later on that the house has major issues that had to be addressed immediately. Better safe than sorry, lol! Right now, we are just waiting for the appraisal, then we're going to close in probably 2 weeks or so. We're very excited. It's our first house and we think this is a good investment. I can't wait to decorate, do some updates here and there and make this house a home.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A must-have in the summer.

Our upcoming vacation to the Philippines is fast approaching. I am so excited. My family is probably dying of anticipation to finally see Caleb in person for the first time, lol! I don’t know how Caleb feels. I don’t think he even cares, lol! He will be 20 months by then and I can only hope that he enjoys his time with my family. I also hope that he’ll get acclimated easily and that he won’t get sick from the weather change. Speaking of weather, I realize that I don’t have a nice pair of sunglasses. I definitely need one to protect my eyes from the sun while I’m there. I want a gucci sunglasses, lol! But they're so darn expensive. My current eyeglasses has auto darkening lens but I don't think it will be enough. I gotta buy some real dark sunglasses, lol!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I have been slacking on posts once again, lol! Well, things have been pretty hectic lately. We are in a very exciting yet nerve-wracking phase of our lives right now. And I say that because, we are currently in the process of buying our first house. Yipeey! It is a fun experience especially the house-hunting part, but at the same time, it's scary as hell, lol! I mean it's a very big purchase and it entails huge responsibilities than renting. However, we really wanted to have a house we can call our own. We love Helena, hubby enjoys his work and we'd like to have a steady environment for Caleb to grow in. So we think it's time to plant our roots and make a house a home.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012