Sunday, July 4, 2010

Look Ma... I Made the Paper!

When I got a note from our realtor a few weeks ago asking if we would be interested in being interviewed for an Atlanta Journal Constitution piece about first-time home buyers, I thought it may be fun to participate.

After all, we are very happy with the home (and neighborhood - lurve me some Decatur) we ended up choosing -- and I feel like our story shows that if you think creatively and have a little vision, you can (over time) transform an old and slightly downtrodden house into a fresh and modernized one.

Well, here we are a few weeks later...

(Screenshot from AJCHomefinder.com) Read the rest of the story here. For the record though, I never referred to our house as a "disaster," though I did mention to the reporter that the carpet was a little gross...




And we don't have enough good things to say about the Peters Company (our realtors). If you're buying or selling, CALL ANDY AND LESLEY. You won't regret it. See more about our home buying and selling process here. Thanks for the opportunity to be featured in the paper, Andy.

5 comments:

MySkinConcierge said...

How wonderful! You will love being in a home! Congrats! BTW I adore that necklace on a previous post!!! Check me out at www.MySkinonCiergeblog.com

the KGB said...

Great article! I wish they had shown pictures of how y'all have turned the inside around. The house looks amazing now, and I think it would have inspired more people to take a chance on a fixer-upper. There are so many amazing houses out there that just need a little love. And, y'all show the end result can be fabulous!

budget chic said...

Congrats on your feature in the Atlanta Journal and your new home as well! Cute couple too!

Kb_Mal said...

Thanks, Ava and Budget Chic!

KGB - you know, I invited him inside to see what we've done (and showed the reporter some "before and after" photos on my blog -- but they didn't end up accepting either offer). You're a great example of finding a diamond in the rough, too!

AsianCajuns (Lar) said...

What an awesome article, Katy!!! You should be in the AJC style section too!
Cath is just telling me now (via Skype) that she met you one morning on the square!!! This is what happens when we don't live together anymore- I never know what's going on.
We do have to have a blogger meet-up for real sometime soon!