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Home Cooking

Mike SteffanosWednesday, January 31, 2007
By Mike Steffanos


Hi everyone. Lisa and I have been house hunting for the past few months. A couple of days ago we found something we really liked in our price range, and today we found out our bid has been accepted. It's the first house for both of us.

Here's a picture from the realtor's site. Not the greatest, but you get the idea:

New House

I've got a ton of things to do over the next few days. I'll probably post, but I'll hold off on the bullpen previews until the end of the week. My mind isn't really in it right now.

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Comments (20)

Congrats Mike, very happy for you! Your work is appreciated by a wider audience than you probably realize.
Best to you and your family.

Congratulations Mike! Owning your first home is a good feeling. Wish you and yours good times ahead.

May God bless you and Lisa and your new home. I pray the Lord dwells with you both and blesses you with peace and joy and that He asks His Angels to watch over your new place. Amen.... I am very happy for you both.

Congrats Mike ,

I hope you and yours will have many happy healthy years together there !!!

Congrats again,

Eduardo S Fernandez

great news mike!!! congrats!! i'm so happy for you and lisa and may you both enjoy many met wins in your new home and of course i pray it will be filled with health, happiness and joy for both of you!

Congratulations Mike! Have fun setting up your new home. We'll all be checking back in to see when you restart the bullpen previews. Good luck!

Congratulations on your new house! Some advice, always get at least three estimates for any work that you need to have done on the house in the future - this not only allows you to try and get the best price, but also to hear different opinions on solutions to problems. The cheapest solution is not always best.

Nice place..... congrats.......

on another note .....

Anyone who gets the cable package for all the games will not be happy this year.

http://www.sportbusiness.com/news/161090/directv-signs-mlb-s-extra-innings-package

Im on cable and have had 'extra innings' for the last 3 seasons. Its not cheap at 150ish for the season but a big fan will get there moneys worth... I told myself I would not get it this year so I cant say im that mad but once again the fan looses.....

Congratulations and enjoy!!

Sorry - hit the Post button prematurely...

Mike,

Congratulations - that's a nice looking piece of real estate. Some unsolicited advice and a question:

1) Stay away from adjustable mortgage rates - they're a killer, and they NEVER adjust down.
2) Find a good termite guy to check on the house each year. It's money well spent.
3) Find a nice blue and orange interior paint combo - I believe Lowe's has designer shades like that.

Now the question: When's the housewarming party?

Congrats to you both and my regards to Lisa.

Sweet digs, Mike. Looks like plenty of room for Wiffle ball!

Thank you so much to all of you for all of your kind comments.

Nice place there Mike . Only question I have is............. You gonna Cut your own Lawn in the Summer ? Looks like youy might need a Toro....... He...He...

Hey contrats on your new house, it looks really nice and homey to me!

My advice is to use contacts (like your real estate agent) to find a reputable mover. Particularly one that a real estate agent sends a lot of business too, because they wouldn't want to kill the gravy train of referrals. I've heard and read and seen (on TV) a lot of horror stories about moves, with movers shaking down customers for more cash or they keep your stuff, and, not to scare you, but I want to prepare you for a possible problem area.

Congrats again!

I'm house hunting too, in Atlanta. Glad you found a place, keep warm!

Mark - The lawn doesn't bother me. I hate trimming shrubs, so I suspect some of those will be removed from that yard once we take over.

Thanks again, everyone, for the good wishes and good advice.

Good luck on the house, Mike. Take it easy during the move and don't try to be a hero. Love is fleeting, but a back injury is forever...

Good point

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