Wednesday, June 11, 2008

House Hunting

I suppose this is a momentous post to say we've finally started house hunting, but it's still a bit premature.

We did go look at a house this morning - a house that needs much more work than we're prepared to devote to it (like new roof, wiring fixes, walls to build, and on and on). We're expecting to need to work on any house we can afford on the kind of land we want, but we're not looking for something that's been "fixed" by a couple of different home-owners that didn't know what they were doing.

The land was really nice, though. It had five acres, lots of trees and even a little pond.

We're not really house hunting yet. I have no interest in buying a house with a baby due in five weeks. (Originally, I told Kansas Dad I wouldn't even look until baby was six weeks old.) Plus, we have all those plants we want to harvest before we move.

The good news is, we expect to be able to afford about 20% more than the house we saw today was priced, so there's hope for something better in our price range. (No, we haven't been pre-approved or done anything like that yet. As I said, we're not really in the market.)

It was kind of fun to go visit a house, though.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm. Brings back memories! We were house hunting the day before Amanda was born and moved in when she was about two and half months old. (But there's a big difference between one baby and three children! And our house was completely ready to move in - we didn't have to do any work.) I hope you find the perfect place!

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  2. I'm sure we will. We just have to be patient. You'd think after waiting almost 10 years a few more months wouldn't make a big difference, but it's so exciting to even be thinking about it we keep getting ahead of ourselves.

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  3. Well you know our story, I hope things will work out as well for you as it did for us. :)

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