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!

2 comments:

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!