Wednesday, September 2, 2009

House Hunting Adventures: Part 2

Being thrown into the housing market and being a first time home buyer is not an easy task. So many houses to choose from and I hear it only gets worse. In the past two weeks, my husband Bruce and I have viewed around 30 houses. While it can be very overwhelming, it is extremely exciting to walk into homes and imagine them as your own. With this comes many variables which we need to factor when choosing the right home: How would we lay out our furniture? Is there enough room for a child in the future? Can it fit all of Bruce's comics? Is it gas or oil heating? Central air? New windows? The list goes on and on…

During our house hunting adventures, we have looked at so many houses with lovely layouts and some that were atrocious. A couple in particular featured basements that smelled of mildew, a foreclosure home where the previous owner destroyed the space and one house which reeked of cigarette smoke and cat urine. We also had our eye on two in this one particular development, but after asking around, we found out the neighborhood is semi shady and too close to other bad neighborhoods across the way. Plus heard the houses aren't built well and grounds are mostly sand based.

However, looking on the bright side, we fallen in love with one house in particular, which is a nice neighborhood and is close to the grocery store, I-95 for work access and close to family. This week we are hoping to go for a 2nd viewing and are possibly thinking of making an offer; wish us luck please! I'm hoping to get more pictures when we go, but below are some pics of the lovely house and its features.

$226,00: Ranch brick house located on a dead end street. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, finished full basement with a large family room with fire place, 4th bedroom and renovated full bath with jacuzzi, oooh yeah.

The backyard is very spacious and features an above ground pool, patio and shed.

The kitchen has been renovated with granite counter tops, lovely cabinets and updated appliances. This is plus for us, since Bruce and I aren't handy around the house. The kitchen also has space for a small bistro table.

Nice size living room and dining room with crown molding. The upstairs is very spacious, including the newly renovated bathroom with jet stream bathtub.


madbird said...

holy moly - that's a gorgeous house! Good luck, I hope it goes smoothly for you if you make an offer. No, home buying is never easy, but when it works out, it's soooo worth it!

Charlene Simon said...

my husband has been a full-time Realtor for 9 years if you have questions!

The Caravan said...

Wow, that house is so cute! Fingers crossed that everything pans out!!