Wednesday, February 10, 2010

J’adore Paris!

As you know, Restoration Hardware is one of my favourite stores!  I'm on their mailing list so I can be one of the first (million) to hear of a sale or new product.  :)  Today they featured a vintage map of Paris.  It's beautiful!  I would absolutely love to hang it in our living room as it would fit in so well and be a great piece of art.  Anyone have an extra $1,795?? 

Oh well, for now we can all just admire. 

The house hunt continues.  So far it has been a lot more frustrating than I originally thought it would be.  We drove an hour north of the city on Monday evening to look at a new development that advertised the starting price $50,000 cheaper than the actual starting price!  We were extremely annoyed!  What is even more frustrating is that they are not the only builders who have done that.  I have learnt to call ahead and confirm the price list before hand.  Yesterday was looking promising when we saw a gorgeous house in the area we want.  They were holding off all offers until Sunday.  That left us plenty of time to view it and research our offer... or at least I thought it did.  Someone offered $16,000 over the asking price and it sold.  I didn't even know you could do that! 

Over the last week I have learnt a lot about real estate! 
  1. Do not get excited until you have purchased a house!
  2. Be wary of all advertising!  (I should know this by now since I'm in the ad industry)
  3. Call to confirm the price before you drive an hour north in rush hour!
  4. Be patient!  House hunting takes time. 
I'll be back later with more delicious photos.  Have a great day!!


  1. oh wow, that is a ton!! but my sister loves paris too. she'll be going again next month. :)

    I don't know if you entered the Holey Donuts giveaway or not, but if you could check out this post and do so for my blog, it would mean a TON for my family and you can enter for the book afterwards too if you wish (White Cat by Holly Black ARC)!:


  2. Maybe it's just me but I couldn't find out how to enter the giveaway and I live in Canada so I don't think I qualify. Thanks for visiting my blog!


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