We looked at another house. It was in a nice neighborhood and it was big enough. Most of the rooms were nice sized, except the kitchen. The kitchen needed to be gutted and expanded through the dining room, which would then be moved to the living area (with a fireplace) next to it. It would be really pretty fabulous when completed, but a lot of work and money. Read more
We looked at a house last week. Twice. It was really nice. It had most of what we wanted and the price could probably be negotiated into our range. Unfortunately, the layout was a bit odd. The bedrooms and closets were small. Upstairs had sloped ceilings, making it much less useful. The basement had great potential to make up for it, but in the end I couldn’t figure out where to put the pantry or any unrefrigerated food on the same floor as the kitchen. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Maybe we will come back to this one, but it seems unlikely. We are looking at one or two more tonight.
Things have been interesting, yet mostly uneventful on the house-hunting front. We had to renew our lease until the end of November, so now we have a bit more time to find something. Hopefully, that is enough. Also, after a bit of looking we have a new team of realtors that we are very happy with.
We took a little vacation from looking at houses, but the search resumed Monday with three more interesting candidates. Read more