Happy Tuesday! I’m so excited to share the news that we finally bought a house! This is a long time coming, and we are so thrilled to finally be done with the buying process. (And yes, now the real work begins!)
As much as I initially enjoyed house shopping, the Seattle Real Estate Market is not for the faint of heart. We had our hearts broken over the first house that we fell in love with, lost out on a house that was truly for the best, and walked away from one without making an offer that needed a whole lot of help and felt like a money pit. Third times the charm as we got the third house we made an offer on, and we couldn’t be happier!
It’s a 1965 Mid-century Modern home. It was owned by the same family since it was built and lovingly cared for all those years. With that said, we have a lot of renovation work to do to both finish the house (we have almost 1,000 square feet of unfinished basement!) and to modernize parts of it that we aren’t so crazy about. Overall, however, we will be renovating it to its 60s glory and maintaining as much of the aesthetic of that era as possible.
With all that said, my life is going to be changing a bit. My weekends and evenings may have more house projects in them than they did previously. Is that going to affect my blog? I’m not sure yet.
That’s where I need your help – are you interested in seeing home content? Are house projects of interest to you? Would you prefer room tours or projects? I’d love to share, but only if it proves interesting or useful to you. After all, you’ve kept me coming back to this space and motivated to keep on keeping on, and I want to be sure I’m giving you what you want!
I’ve inserted an anonymous poll below, and I’d love your honest feedback.
(If you can’t see the poll, you can also take it here!)
Thanks for all of your support and bearing with my wacko blogging schedule over the past year or so while we sold our condo and were in search of our first house! You guys are the best. 💗
Congrats!!! Love seeing mid-century remodels. Hope you will share your progress – even if its not on the blog!
It looks like there’s some interest for it so I think we will be doing just that. Thanks so much, Maria! :)
The poll didn’t load for me but I’d love to see house projects and tours! I love seeing how others decorate, what kind of projects they tackle, etc. Congrats on buying a home! I’m excited for you!
Ah thanks for letting me know! I just added a link to the poll in case anyone else was having that issue. Silly Google Forms! ;) And thanks so much, we are excited too!
Congratulations again, Jenn! The Seattle housing market is so crazy right now and I’m glad you were able to find something. I filled out the survey and would definitely love to see remodels and transformations on your blog!
Thank you so much Tina! So true, it really is crazy and I’m excited to share our house adventures. :)
Congratz! I’m hoping to see home related projects on you blog! So sure they are going to be helpful!
Thank you so much, Jolie! I cannot wait to share!
Congratulations! That’s great news and yes, now the real work indeed begins. Have fun! Would love to read about it all. :)
Thanks so much, Lindsay! And yes, that couldn’t be more accurate! ;)
I am so happy for y’all!! Congratulations! I would love to see all the renovations.
Aw thank you so much Paula! There has been a ton of interest in it so will definitely be sharing! :)
Congratulations! I would love to see and read about your home renovation journey. Do you ever visit Retro Renovation? I could get lost on that site for hours.
Thanks Cindy! I loveeee Retro Renovation! Totally addicted and I’ve pinned several posts for future reference. ;)
Congrats on purchasing your first house, Jenn! That is so exciting! :)
Thanks so much Olya! :)
Congratulations! So exciting! Would love more insight on the Seattle market… Not moving anytime soon, but who knows?
Thanks so much, Suki!
I need to collect my thoughts on the Seattle Market and our experience, as it could turn into a rant fest, but I will definitely be sharing at least one post about it! ;)
Hi Jenn, Congratulations for the new house.
Thank you so much!
First of all, congratulations for having that house! Yes, I love reading blogs with house projects and home improvements. I am a lover of all things for the home. Will be watching out for it and looking forward to seeing the photos.
Thanks so much, Macs!
Congratulations Jenn on your new house. I would love to see future home renovation posts. Have a nice 2018.
Thanks so much, Jemma!