Our Wolf Den

Honey, I Have an Idea!

Property Virgins: To Find Our Wolf Den

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No word yet on the house we put an offer in on.  The realtor says it may be a short sale, or it may not be no one has let her know anything at all yet.  So today we took time out from our projects and went to look at 3 more houses.

The first house (1274 sq ft):

A charming little one story ranch with three bedrooms, one bath, a living room, and an extra den with fireplace


Front room with big windows and new carpet
Once upon a time a porch now an extra living space
Pretty hardwood
Side yard
Backyard… look at the neighbors nice fence



Nice size yard

Nice hardwoods

New carpet in the living room

The extra living space

The Cons:

Tiny bedrooms

Gas everything (I dislike gas with a passion, even to cook on, we just don’t get along)

One bath

Verdict: Nice, but dated.  We would have some work ahead of us (a total kitchen reno for starters), but it has great potential to be a really nice house.

The Second House (842 sq ft):

A one story bungalow with (alleged) three bedrooms, one bath, and a partial unfinished basement

Front Door (Notice the two types of foundation)
Loved the arch
“Hi Paul, hows the wife and kids?” – Can you say awkward?
Oh look, theres the rest of the window


Red front door

Like the buttresses?

Pretty trim

Arches inside


No parking

No appliances

Not only does it have a Jack and Jill bathroom but it also has a Jack and Jill closet

No gutters

Short basement

3rd bedroom can never really be a bedroom, just an office

And to top it off massive foundation issues



Third House (1250 sq ft):

A one and a half story foreclosure with three bedrooms (one has been converted into a laundry room), 1 ¾ baths, and unfinished basement in a good part of town


Front room with fireplace
Amazing kitchen; sorry for the blur, I got excited!
Upstairs… master suite
The view from the bedroom (look at that backyard!) 🙂


Amazing kitchen (updated appliances and cabinets)

Close to a nice park

Huge, lovely back yard

Deck off the upstairs

One and three quarter bath with one being off suite of the master

Wood burning fireplace in front room


Basement is wet (have to have an inspector look at it, most likely it is due to the sump pump not being turned on)

All carpet needs ripped out

Lots of cosmetic work

There may not be much (if any) insulation in the upstairs

Verdict: Where do we sign?

The third house was something we fell in love with and intended to make an offer on.  However, before we can do that we have another appointment to look at one more house tomorrow.  It all hangs in the balance of what tomorrow’s house looks like.

xoxo – Manda


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