Debs and I spent a good part of saturday looking at quite a few houses around town. We selected 6 from a list that we liked. 2 of them have made it through that list, while the others were dropped in a heart beat!
Pictures online can be VERY deceiving. I fell in love with this one house on Patterson, but when we got there, the place was a nightmare! There were a few other houses like this as well. And two that we added at the last minute? They jumped to the top of our list! There are two ranchers in the Glen Allen area we are looking at…one expensive, the other cheap. The cheaper one is perfect, and could use some simple work with the money we save to make it REALLY cool.
Last night, Nate sent me a few more houses around town that were great deals, but I was not fond of the areas. But we found a nice house in Southside (thats REALLY NOT that far away). After talking to the realator, we are checking it and another house down the street out tomorrow. You get a little bit more for your money down there, which is good with me!
We very well could be putting a bid on a house this weekend. More info on that when it happens…
But one big thing I have learned so far is that you CAN NOT WAIT when it comes to this. For example, when you buy a car, you can ALWAYS get the car you like from somewhere else. But when you really like a house, it could ONLY be on the market that week! Therefore if you wait, you loose. While I may not fall in love with EVERYTHING in a house, I fall in love with most of it, and way the pros and cons against the other places.
While this has been a VERY stressful time…this is a whole lot of fun as well!
Listening To: ‘Testify’ by Rage Against The Machine