Saturday, May 7, 2011

House Hunting.....part II

Our Real Estate Agent, Scott, took us out searching for a house today.   It hasn't been easy trying to find something that  A) we can afford and 2) isn't a "short sale" and C) is in good enough condition to pass an FHA inspection.

But I think we did it.   The house fits all three of my previously stated criteria:
1)  It should have enough room to have my family over.   Although the kitchen is a little small, there's enough room to put a table up when company comes, and a living room that should fit at least a dozen people.  In addition, there's a finished basement that would be a perfect "jam" room for Hubby and his musical friends.

2)  It should have a yard we can use.   This house is on a quarter acre, with a flat, grass yard with a nice tree in the corner for shade.  In addition, it has a DECK on the back which overlooks a view of the city.

3)  It should have enough room for Hubby's "stuff".    There are three bedrooms, as well as the aforementioned finished basement, AND a garage.   If that ain't enough room, he's got too much "stuff".

The only thing I don't like about the house is that it's in Manchester, which is about 20-30 minutes further north from where we are now.   That's going to make my commute to work go from 3 minutes to 30.  Hubby's work will be about 10 minutes longer.   It'll be further from some of the family.   But......I can live with that.   I really don't believe we'd ever find a better house for the money.   This house is being sold for about $50K less than the value......instant equity.

Now we wait to see if the seller's financing is going to be approved.......and then we can start packing!


starstruk said...

Fingers and toes crossed!

Joan J said...

I hope this works out exactly the way you want! How exciting to move to your own home again!