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Location, Location, Location

Location, location, location! That’s the mantra of real estate. I was looking back on my house update and started really thinking about the importance of location when we were building our house. When we started the process of looking for land we knew we wanted to move back out into…

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Winter House Update

So I haven’t really had a house update since we planted our grass in the fall and I would say that’s because there’s really not a whole lot to say. It’s winter and there’s really not a lot going on right now house wise because of the season. There are…

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Lawn’s First Haircut

So the grass had it’s first cutting today. We contacted our landscaper a couple days ago to find out when it would be good to back off the daily watering now that it was growing so high. He gave us some advice on that and said he’d send someone out…

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One Year Later…

This past weekend commemorates one year we’ve been in our new house. It seems like it’s went by very quickly. I think part of that is because we still have so much to do before it’s complete. Whether it’s landscaping, furniture we need, decorating that needs to happen or outdoor…

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The Beginnings of a Lawn

I wanted to bring you all an update on our landscaping project…the quest to get grass. Seems like such a simple thing, right? But it’s been a long time coming as the journey was filled with weather set backs and problems getting contractors set up to complete the grading process….

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Landscaping Progress, Day 3

So Wednesday ushered in day three of our quest to have grass. Unlike the other days, the crew showed up in the morning and stayed all day long to basically finish up the job. First up was grading the land with the bobcat while one of the workers tilled and…

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Landscaping Progress, Day 2

Day two of our grass preparation was fairly uneventful. The owner of the landscape business himself stopped by in the morning briefly and then came back and spent about 2 hours in the afternoon tilling up the ground. He’s very hands on and has been out here every day participating…

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Landscaping Progress Day 1

So where I last left off with our very basic first landscaping project, the landscaper was set to come out and spray the weeds from tree line to tree line in front and back and from property line to property line from side to side. It took an extra day…

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Things We Take For Granted

We’re about one month away from the first anniversary date of when we finalized the purchase of our new built home and got the keys to move in. It seems amazing that it’s almost been a year already as I feel like I still have so much to do to…

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First Warranty Issues

In the fall of last year we had our first warranty issue. Two issues actually. We had a couple of the spindles on our railing across our 2nd story that had become loose at the top where they hooked into the post. The other issue was the door to our…

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