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We are building a new home! Our first home purchase ever!

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ArmyofOne    4

Things are looking up for me (us)!  We are putting our current home on the market June 1st.  For those that don't know, my current home was donated to me by Military Warrior's Support Foundation.  They buy, renovate, and donate homes to combat wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  I have lived here since 3/2014. I went through a divorce here, got married again here, and had many memories here.  This home has been vital to my transition from active military to retirement.  At 30 years old, I never thought I would be retired, but the VA says no.  I am so blessed to have had this gift to give me a leg up.  Now that we are graduates of the MWSF Homes4WoundedHeroes program, we can sell the home and use the proceeds to buy something more suited to our needs and style, and indeed the Foundation encourages us to do just that if we find we have outgrown the home we were given.  So, after many months of deliberation, we have finally chosen a new place.  Best part is, it is only 5 minutes from our current one.  Without further ado, I present Casa de ArmyofOne 2.0:



^We chose elevation B.  Don't mind my expert artistic drawing.  :P









^Cabinet finish we chose


^exterior brick we chose



^hardwood-look ceramic tile we chose (with dark grout)





^Master bath


^master bedroom

Upgrades we added:

  • a third garage
  • stone faced wood-burning fireplace with stained cedar mantle.
  • extended privacy fence to rear of 3rd garage
  • upgraded front landscaping
  • frosted master bath glass around tub.
  • dark walnut hardwood-look ceramic tile throughout the common areas of the home (kitchen, dining area, hall, and foyer)
  • 12" travertine tile in both bathrooms, and laundry.
  • mowhawk carpet with 3/4" pad in all bedrooms and front study
  • seamless gutters all around.
  • 220 in the garage and raised garage ceiling in center garage bay to allow for auto lift.
  • custom closet organization in master closet
  • extra 110 power outlets in garage
  • wired and braced for ceiling fan on back porch
  • ceiling fan in master
  • power outlets in the eves of the roof in the front
  • power outlets in the eves of the roof in the rear of the back porch
  • Upgraded exterior lighting

Walkthrough video:



Altogether, after closing, we will be at $285k.  We will put $182k cash down and finance the rest on a VA loan.  :)

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lenore    59

God Bless Josh, I am so happy for you, and yes the three car garage so you can pursue your passion with cars...

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lenore    59

One other thing, As my wonderful state of California keeps chipping away at any kind of sanity, Texas may be in my future.

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pj8708    71

Wow!! That is a beautiful home. We moved to a town home 3 years ago after living in the old home for 26 years. We found that we still have the old memories but have been making new ones quickly.  After your injuries in Afghanistan  were treated are you able to still work on your truck?  I  wondered if you were agile enough to get up and down from the floor.

Congratulations on your new new life.


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ArmyofOne    4

I can, im just slow lol.  I have the biscayne to work on now and the ES to daily drive, the ram just sits for the most part.  Wife commutes in her civic.

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