Are You My Dream Home? - YUMMommy

Are You My Dream Home?

I've been talking about how we have decided to take the plunge and buy a forever home.  However, for me it's much more than finding a place we can live in or at least own forever and pass down to either Moo or JJ.  As a young girl I developed a passion and love for houses.  I mean I even sketched out floor plans, make interior design boards, etc.  What can I say, it's kinda fashion related?

So, I've always had this idea in my mind about what my dream home needs to have and sorta look like.  And no, I didn't go overboard with it.  I didn't come from a rich home and kept a realistic picture when making out my list.  My dream home needed:

~4 bedrooms
~2-3 baths
~a garage
~a deck
~front porch
~a nice size front and back yard
~two stories (not required but certainly desired)
~in a nice and secure neighborhood

Well, I think that we have found a dream home that fits all of my requirements!!  I am trying not to get my hopes up too much because I've watched enough HGTV to know that just because you put in an offer on a house doesn't mean you'll get it.  But I'm faithful.  I trust that if it's meant to be then once we have taken the proper action and put in the best offer it will be.  If not then I pray for God to lead us on to the next house.

So, that's my dream home or my dream home out of all the homes we've found thus far.  It has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, two stories, nice size front and back yard and a huge upper level deck for grilling and entertaining!!  Plus it's in a nice neighborhood (it's actually 3 minutes from our current residence) and has a garage.  We're hoping to be able to add on to the garage in a year because we're getting a second car soon.  And it'll be easier to load up two kids in garage as opposed to having to tote one out of the house and then go back for the other.  Moo has not yet gotten over the excitement of running around aimlessly when we go to load up in the car and I won't be able to chase after her and carry a car seat.

It's not a mansion, like some of you may have been expecting because of the words 'dream home,' but it'll be a place where I can host birthday parties, dinner parties, playdates and more.  Not to mention the front yard has tons of curb appeal potential.  I love to garden and can see the drive and walkway lined with beautiful flowers and brush.  And I'd add some shutters to the outside  and maybe change the paint color and add a sitting area since it doesn't have much of a front porch.

Yes, my mind is already running wild with all the possibilities that could be!

What is your dream home?  And did you get it?




9 comments

  1. WOW WOW WOW the house is AMAZING!!! Absolutely stunning! I really hope you and your family can call this house your home in the near future!!! So exciting!!
    I've never given any thought to a dream house before. I always imagined myself living in a city in a modern loft overlooking a city. But who knows!
    Good Luck!

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  2. @Mommy Glow-Thanks! I guess, my childhood has played a major factor in me always wanting to settle down in a home whether I was married or not. And now that I'm about to be a mom of two it's just really important to have place that I'm not renting, but that I own and can leave to my kids. Who knows maybe, you find your dream spot for you and your little angel.

    Loft space is much more affordable and practicable for you all up north. It's hard to find lofts here that are 1-for sale, 2-have enough space for 4 bedrooms and 3-don't cost an arm and a leg.

    @Jill-Thanks!!

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  3. I have not gotten my dream home yet. We do own a home but we bought it as a starter home and we are looking to move this year into our dream home. The process of buying a home is nerve wrecking..I have mixed feelings about our pending house hunt!

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  4. @Mimi- Yes it is very nerve wrecking. I am praying and trying not to get too attached to this one until the paperwork is done and we've put in an offer. Good luck on your search.

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  5. Gorgeous home! Good luck and I hope everything works out.

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  6. Definitely hope that everything works out, that house is beautiful. I'm not ready to purchase a home yet but am excited about the future.

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  7. I hope it works out and that you get the house! It looks great and seems to meet all your requirements! I see that you are also a fellow lover of HGTV. When you were house-hunting with the hubby, did you feel like you were on an episode of House Hunters or My First Place? Those are my absolute favorite shows and have been for years -- for the last five years, I can't help but feel like I'm on an episode whenever I'm apartment shopping ;-)

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