In less than a month, this will be our new house! We are moving to Stamford CT when our lease is up in March. The time had come to get some more space, put down some roots, and save some money. Buying a house will help us accomplish all of this.
We searched and searched in what may be a buyers markets, but apparently not in Stamford. There was a ton on the market, but most of it was either overpriced or involved more work than we were interested in. When we found this house, we jumped. They had a second offer in hand so we were lucky we had immediately put in an offer. We haggled over concessions for the past few weeks but have settled everything and are confident this will be our new home! We also are paying over $100k less than these owners for the house just two years ago so we feel like we are getting a good deal.
It has five bedrooms, an eat in kitchen, a formal living and dining room and a two car garage. One bedroom will become a playroom, and the formal living room will become an office. Frankly, it’s more space that we had ever dreamed we would get so it will take some time to get used to.
The back yard is essentially woods except for a very large deck, but it is a quiet street with no through traffic so we feel confident Ben will have plenty of front yard/driveway to play in.
We are also turning the finished basement into an in law apartment so my dad will no longer have a commute to watch Ben!