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Just Moved: Tatianna & Jonathan

How much does it cost to land your very own home in this neighborhood? One couple gives us the lowdown -- and a sneak peek into their new place.

Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Setup: 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Style: Ranch

Square Feet: 4,000

Price Paid: $359,000

The Deal: $90/sq. ft.

When did you start looking?

January 2011

When did you close on your new home?

June 24, 2011

How many homes did you look at before you chose this one?

55!

What was the hardest part about finding your new home?

“We weren’t going to settle. We continued to look at house after house after house. We will admit we did get a little annoyed once we put an offer on one house and it fell through. But it was a blessing, because a couple weeks later, our new house came up for sale and we got it!”

What was the best part?

“We got to spend a lot of time together after work looking for our future home. Plus, our realtor was the absolute best!”

Was it hard to compromise and find a home you both loved?

“No, because we have such similar taste that it made it so much easier. If that wasn’t true, we would probably still be looking to this day!”

Do you have any advice for Nesties who are still looking for their first home?

“Be patient! You never know when you’re going to get that listing with ‘your new house’ on it. There are tons of houses, but there is only one especially for you.”

What’s your favorite thing about your new home? What's unique about it?

“Our kitchen space, which is huge, and it opens up to our backyard. The kitchen walls leading to the backyard are all-glass, which makes the view of our own pond incredible!”