Adventures in Home-Buying: Looking, Looking, Looking, Looking…
Looooooooooking! I feel like that’s all we’ve been doing lately, because, well—that’s all we’ve been doing lately! It is really fun to look at different homes, but man, is it exhausting sometimes. And it really makes your brain work overtime!
Here are a few of the homes we’ve looked at over the past two weeks [all of them have been blurred for privacy’s sake]:
3 beds, 2 baths. One of the best floorplans we’ve seen. Needs paint (the ENTIRE house—I mean even the switchplates!—is stenciled)
4 bed, 2.5 bath foreclosure. Definitely needs some cosmetic help—new fixtures, updates in the kitchen, etc.
3 bed, 2 bath on a quiet cul-de-sac. Weird layout though.
3 bed, 2 bath. Tastefully decorated, needs really no updating.
3 bed, 1.5 bath. Older home, but on one of the most beautiful streets I’ve ever seen.
3 bed, 1.5 bath. The pictures made it look like it had a lot of character, but it turns out it just looked outdated and kind of cheap.
It’s been a whirlwind few weeks of looking at homes. We’ve seen at least 5 or 6 more than the ones I’ve shown here, and that doesn’t include our first night of looking when we saw 3 others. I am cautiously optimistic about 2 of these homes, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up…I learned my lesson about that last time!
So, that’s where we are on our house hunt. If you’ve purchased a home, how many did you look at before you bought?