Thursday, April 22, 2010

HOW I MET MY HOUSE PARTY


I'm a little late in doing this but I thought it would be fun.
So head on over to AnNicole and join in the fun.

My husband had gotten a new job in Riverside, CA. He had been doing the normal 45 minutes to 2 hour commutes like most Californians do for about 16 years. Actually when he got the new job it was only about 20 miles from our other house but he wanted to move. It was 4 years ago and the market was good. Of course the housing prices for buying a home were high too! So we would spend weekends looking at new homes. That is so much fun and I love buying a new home. Don't get me wrong I love older homes too. Back in Chicago we bought a beautiful Tudor home that was about 80 years old when we bought it. Actually had real stucco walls inside.

So one day I was out looking
and I saw these flags way up on a hilltop. I decided to drive up to the top to look. I did the model tour and fell in love but I knew it was not in our budget. So I showed my husband the brochure that evening and he thought that maybe we could swing it. So we went out the following weekend so he could look at them. It was called Lake Hills Reserve. We thought that maybe we could get one of the smaller one story homes. (3,400 sq.ft.)Well we did it but it wasn't the house you see here. It was another one (same model) down the street.

We use to go out all the time
and look at the model. Each day we decided to make the drive we would discover something new in the office. This I know was done by the hand of God. When we bought the first house there were of course incentives. The next time we went the incentives were even better and we asked about them so they gave them to us. This happened a few times after that also. Then we came in one day and saw that a much higher priced lot was marked down on the sheet. Better view and bigger back yard and boy did we take advantage of that one so we switched lots. Let me tell you that after that time they no longer put the sheets out in the office!

My husband doesn't call this his "Dream House" but I know he loves it. Of course our kids were not happy that we bought the bigger house after they moved out! So we made our empty nest even bigger. (but most of you know it isn't empty right now)


Thank you for coming over and finding out how I met my house.


If your interested in seeing more you can go to THIS POST.


31 comments:

Sheila said...

What a view!! That looks beautiful!

Brandy said...

your house is soooooo pretty. i love it. and am totally jealous.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

It's beautiful, Debby!

Seizing My Day said...

the view alone would sell me! lovely! my dream house is near a warm sunny beach! =)

Cherie said...

What a story! I love the views they are so pretty and is that Skye I spy in the backyard?
It is fun to know how people find their houses!
We have lived in our house for 18 years. We built it and raised the kids here and if I ever even mention the word "move" they all about have a meltdown!

Heart2Heart said...

Loved this story and was just thinking as I was taking pictures today that I was going to do a tour of my home in a post!

Love your home and can only imagine how beautiful those views are at night.

If you get a chance, stop by and participate in some of my giveaways, most of them end this weekend! I'd love to have you join!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

blueviolet said...

I love your story and it's a blessing that you sized up because of the situation you have now! God had a plan, right? ;)

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your house is beautiful, the view is awesome.
debby

Jen said...

You have a beautiful home! I look forward to the day I own one.

Katherine said...

I love your house! It's gorgeous with such an amazing view!

Laura said...

Love it! Loved seeing the pics and reading the story behind the house hunt! If it weren't so late- and I weren't so tired- I do it too! ;-) BTW- got your 'prize' in the mail! Thanks again friend! Hugs-
L

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I always love coming over to your blog and seeing the view from your backyard. Gorgeous!

Randi Troxell said...

oh you have such a beautiful home!!

this is a really great post to me.. cause i'm a total homebody, so i want my home to be nice and pretty and inviting.. and yours most def is!!!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a great story! You are so fortunate!! Your home looks so beautiful! :-)

croleyc69 said...

Very Very Beautiful !!
Caroline

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Amazing views!

Christina Lee said...

LOVE it--great story and views!

Amy said...

that is such a fun story..

My In laws meet my house first and then I stopped on by and fell in love.. Have a great day..

everythingisjustwonderful said...

That house looks and sounds like a complete blessing! I can't wait to meet our own home in a few years!

Holly said...

GLad you got a deal! I was hoping to take advantage of the market and low interest rates b/c they go up again but we would prolly end up losing on our house. :( I'm sure it's God's way of saying not right now.

xinex said...

I know I have told you before but I just love the view from your house. I wish I could see inside your home too but I am sure it is just as gorgeous. That's pretty big for just the 2 of you but it's fun to decorate a bigger house, isn't it?.....Christine

countrynmore said...

Gorgeous house-nice view.

Kerri said...

alright! im moving in! :) kick the kids out and i'll live with u! ..im good at cleaning and cooking and running errands! lol it would be like i wasnt even there!
haha ive never been to cali :(

i really love ur house and omg the view!

jacque4u2c said...

Debby - this is just beautiful!

Tonja said...

So interesting! And, that view!!!

Unknown Mami said...

Sounds like it was meant to be.

Kirby3131 said...

It's a wonderful story! You all did get a great view, that's for darned sure.

VKT said...

I found your blog indirectly through Friday Follow. If you would consider following my blog, I will gladly follow you back.

ComplyKated said...

Followed you here from SITS. Happy Sharefest. I love your house! Have a great day.

nancygrayce said...

Wow! What a view!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

By the Grace of God! What a beautiful home and it's just wonderful and perfect! I'm so glad you got it! I just love that wreath and the welcome!

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