House Update!!!

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Hey there, lovely folks! The McMay’s here FINALLY have some good news about our housing update! WE ARE MOVING!!!!

Here’s the deal:

We were initially supposed to close last month, before Thanksgiving but due to a poorly informed real estate agent (not ours, of course) we had a few set backs. The agent left the inspection for the home on the MLS site which was then found by the appraiser. Since we were trying to go with an FHA loan, the appraiser was then requiring about $10,000 in repairs. We are eventually going to make these repairs after we moved in but were unwilling to do them until the house was ours….and the sellers wouldn’t do them. We are buying this house AS-IS, after all….it is a fixer upper!!!

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On this blog, we plan to post about life with the McMays and our DIY projects we are completing on our TOTAL fixer upper house.

Below is what we are starting with!

Entry way to the house with formal dining room directly off of it. We plan to use this space for our office!

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Pretty much needs gutted but we will wait on that for a bit!

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Living room:

This and the backyard is what sold us on the house. I mean, LOOK at the mantle….and those cathedral ceilings! This room is even more grand in person!!!

So far, we have completely ripped up the carpet and flooring in the downstairs. Our tile guy is installing wood look tile in the whole downstairs living areas. You can see some progress below.


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Back of the living room has built ins.

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Upstairs landing. This is the kiddos playroom….complete with a gun case. Maybe we need to get some Nerf rifles to put in there!!!


Outside of the house:

The backyard is what pretty much sold us on this home. The backyard is HUGE. The home is on a culdesac so the lot is massive. We love to be outside and so do our kids so we wanted a space we could all enjoy. I can’t WAIT for it to stop raining so we can get it all set up!!!

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Upstairs Jack and Jill type bathroom. Who puts carpeting under a toilet? That is just SICK!

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As many of you know, our dear Cooper is a fence jumper….We’re talking SIX FOOT fences, he just clears them…We need to make sure this thing is STURDY. Under all that ivy is a completely rotted fence. Mr. McMay cleared this out and redid the fence on that side. Gosh, we’re glad he is handy!

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Look at all that flooring! Ready to be installed…oh and a close up of the super cool map!

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Master Bedroom:

Again….CARPET in the baño?! We ripped all that out, too!

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As y’all can see, we have our work cut out for us….Luckily, progress is being made! We hope to have some updates for you already by the end of the week!!!


Stay tuned!


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