First, because the closing date is not until November 7, and the current owner will be living in the house for the next several weeks, I won't be showing any pics until we have closed, so you'll just have to be patient.
Next, you may want to Read This Post to remember all of things we were looking for in a house...
The house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a smaller kitchen and a nice-sized living room. It is ground level, about 20 years old. It is a great, family-friendly neighborhood, with mostly year-round residents for neighbors (which is hard to find around here). It's on a cul-de-sac, off the main road, with a great fence-in back yard, a large shed, and lot's of trees and shade.
We're buying the house "as is", which means, outside of some major issues revealed with an inspection, we'll be taking care of any minor issues after closing. Most of the house is carpet, which we'll be tearing up and replacing with solid flooring. We'll also be patching and painting everything inside. Several of the appliances that come with the house are fairly new, which is great.
We're hoping to be in the house by Thanksgiving week. Assuming we close on November 7, we should have enough time to accomplish this. Fortunately, most of our stuff is still packed away in our storage unit, and we'll be getting rid of some of our old furniture and buying some new stuff, so moving should be pretty simple.
Thanks so much for your prayer and encouragement. This has been a two year adventure for us, with some time off while we were in Durham, and it's very satisfying to think of owning a house and living by ourselves (including hotels and condos) for the first time!
God continues to show that His timing is perfect, every step of the way.