Both h omes had, supposedly, offers made on them. I say supposedly because I ran into a friend who is house hunting too and said as far as she knows one has been unavailable for viewing for several months, but no change in the sign and the other had been listed before and everything fell through.
So we looked at the following houses...
Cute but the rooms were TINY ! ! ! ! !
And the laundry was in the basement, as was the garage.
I don't plan on doing steps for the rest of my days . . .
at least as many as were in this home.
Again, TINY rooms.
The only place for storage was in a one car garage . . .
now THAT will NEVER work
for two people who have a full basement and a1.5 car garage.
This house was small again.
But, they had built an addition on the back.
A basement and a family room over it.
Minimal storage in the small, partial basement,
but no garage for car and outside things.
Said it was 2 bathrooms . . .
never actually found the 2nd one
which was supposed to be in the basement
There was a roofed deck on the back . . .
all of it would have needed to be removed
and replaced before I would walk on it.
Then, one corner of the fence was crunched in.
That wouldn't work with Indy :(
Couldn't find the kitchen . . . don't laugh!
Went in the front door to the living room.
The dining room was behind the living room
with a bedroom on both sides.
Now, wouldn't you think a dining room would be by the kitchen?
I found that when the front door opens
it coveres the doorway to the kitchen.
We all had a good laugh out of that.
a former student,
said, " I have seen houses that come without
certain things you expect, but never a missing kitchen."
|All electric and no basement . . . two bad points.|
Small front porch and 1.5 baths . . . two good points.
Three bedrooms, family and living rooms and nice
eat in kitchen.
But, no fenced yard :(
|I had LUSTED for this h ouse since I started looking for a house.|
Couldn't wait to see the bathrooms and
how the bedrooms were set up.
When we got there, it was sad.
The back yard, had the weather been dry,
would have been tumbleweeds.
I think the grass was at least 2 feet tall . . . maybe 3.
There was an air compressor in the living room
and the floor in the dining room
was just being replaced.
Found out the man who was updating it
had died and there were no family members
so it is going to sit empty until sometime in the future :(
|Last but not least, the house that would be perfect.|
Location was great . . just over the bridge from town
so in the country yet close to everything.
Three bedrooms, 2 full baths, laundry on main floor,
family room, open kitchen/dining with TONS of cabinets
two car garage, partial basement and living room.
Perfect size . . maybe a little big.
Upon viewing . . .
bathtub, shower, sinks and toilets had MAJOR rust trouble.
ALmost every screen had a fist sized hole in it.
Every heat register looked like it had been beaten to death.
All walls needed painting,
carpet HAD to be replaced
and we would need to fence the back yard for Indy.