Monday, June 23, 2008

House Hunting

You heard right. We are house hunting. Well, let's say Condo/TOWNhouse hunting. We can't afford an actual house, but we are tired of renting and not building equity. Plus, we get kicked out of here in a couple months, or Robert has to take a class he doesn't need just to stay here until he is done in December. But who wants to move in the cold winter? Not I! So our goal is to be out of here before then. Especially because spending another winter in these cramped quarters is not really appealing.

We have an agent now and have met with him and are working on all the bugs of the home buying process. We have seen one place so far. The area was great, the outside beautiful- the inside, not so much. The stuff needed to be fixed, but that wasn't the issue as much as floor plan. I don't really like a closet for a second bathroom RIGHT into the kitchen, no storage or tripping over my kitchen table IN the kitchen while trying to cook. That's fine, on with the search. Surprisingly there are a few potentials in our tiny price range. And the hope is still that in a few weeks or so, the promotions we have been sweating over will finally just give us a yes or no. We keep praying and we will have to see what happens. In the mean time, the search goes on.

You don't think this is a little out of our league do you? Come on, you can't see us being able to afford it? I can totally picture us in a manor house just like this one!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

That is really cool, hope you can find something soon! I'd take a manor house, sure, but really at this point I'd take anything other than cinderblock. :)

Maren said...

That is so exciting for you guys! I'm completely jealous, but I agree, it will be nice for you to be out of the cinderblock walls. Good luck with the hunting!

Jill said...

Patience is a virtue in the house game. Hey can we live in the garage of the "manor"

Sherri said...

I think it is perfect for you :).
I know you have been wanting something a little bigger, so maybe this will work out for the best. I hope you find the perfect home!!!

PROCTORS said...

Looks like a perfect place to settle!!! I could go for one of those myself!! LOL! I hope you guys find something awesome!

SBAM said...

I love the dream house! We all need a dream house for our dreams! There are some fabulous "cluster homes" in our ward...several of them are up for sale. Prices reduced several times, etc. It's kind of like a townhouse, but instead of sharing walls, you share a driveway. 4 houses to a driveway, or something. It actually works pretty well, it has almost a village like feel to it with all the kids playing in the common driveway! I don't know what the prices are, but my friend is selling hers and they've dropped the price twice. It seems to be a good first home option for most people. They're in Riverton right off 134th South and about 5600 West. If you're interested...Sorry for the super long comment!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

I am looking forward to you guys finding a sweet place. Good luck! Keep us updated!