Sunday, June 14, 2009

As promised: The Skillen version of House Hunters, PA!

As many of you know, we have been researching, planning, praying, and packing to plan our move to Elizabethtown, PA. One of the major objectives has been to find a house. This weekend was our last weekend to fly to PA and find a home! When we arrived we found out that 3 homes we wanted to see had already gone under contract in the last few days! We still had about 8 houses to look at come Saturday, since 2 had just been put on the market a few hours after we had arrived into E-town.

House #1: 1920s 3 bed, 2 full bath, 1 half bath, central air, hot water radiator heat, 2 car detached garage, beautiful landscaping, front porch, gas stove, older kitchen, NO master suite, Very clean, move in ready, less than 2 miles from the college. List Price 214,900

House #2- 1950s The back yard backs up to the college, Matt could WALK to work! It has a beautiful fenced garden-like backyard, window units, very bright and clean main floor/upstairs, 1 car attached garage, 2 full baths, NO master suite.

Hx of water damage in basement that has been "resolved." Bek almost had an asthma attack in the basement due to mold. We really liked the price on this home and the location, but if we put an offer on this one, we will have to have a professional clean the walk way that leads to the basement and make sure there was no more mold in the home! List Price 162,900

House #3 1978 Throw back to the 70s home. Over 4000 sqft (2006 sqft upstairs/ 2006 sqft downstairs) We dubbed this house the mansion. 2 car garage, central air, huge kitchen, huge rooms, 1 full bath & 1 half bath on main floor, basement has a bathroom, but needs plumbing finished for bathtub/shower. This house was meant for entertaining including a 4 season's room and a great neighborhood! List Price 219,900

So, which one did the Skillen couple choose to put an offer on?

House #1:

We are thrilled to be in the process of making this house our home! All the paperwork has been signed and we hope to have the inspection on Tuesday! After the inspection (we are praying it goes smoothly) we can breathe a sigh of relief and wait for the banks to do their job and make sure all the finances go smoothly for closing!

Thank you all for all your prayers!

Now we need prayers that my interview at Hershey Med. provides me with a job! I am looking forward to it!


Dory said...

Love it Bek! It's the one I would have picked too! :o)


Jen said...

It was my favorite of the three! I am so excited for you! I can't wait until I come see it in person! :D

Becca said...

I love it Bek, and you certainly can't beat the curb appeal!

Rebekah said...

@ everyone- it was obviously our favorite too! This photo does not do it justice on the amount of landscaping that has been done! There is a beautiful hydrangea bush, a japanese maple, and so much more! There is even a little garden that has been started in the back and a topsy turvy tomato plant- we will see how it grows! There are so many plants that I don't even know all their names! In the contract we got the front porch swing too!!! I am so excited! I am trying to stay neutral until we get the inspection, though the house seems so solid I am hoping for the best.

chrisandginny said...

That's the one I would pick! It looks like it has so much character! :) Looking forward to hearing good news about the inspection... and "inside" pictures! :)

meg said...

Like the others, this was my first choice- not only is it cute & homey, it projects a wholesome spirit; I'm so very happy for you all & only slightly jealous :-)

vickisherbert said...

Rebekah & Matt! I love the house! I am so happy for you. Prayer works. I'll be lifting you up as you interview.


Karma said...

Wow! I love that house, older homes have so much more character. Praying it all goges smoothly for you!