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
Nice size yard
New carpet in the living room
The extra living space
Gas everything (I dislike gas with a passion, even to cook on, we just don’t get along)
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
Red front door
Like the buttresses?
Not only does it have a Jack and Jill bathroom but it also has a Jack and Jill closet
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
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