Monday, April 11, 2011

House hunting 4/10/11

Spoiler alert: None of these houses are our home.
But we're getting closer!

House #1

Good
4 bedrooms
Love the layout
Room to add a kitchen island
Our favorite of the day

Bad
Outdated (But I can totally see the potential with a little bit of love!). It would need new floors, windows and appliances
Farther out in the 'burbs than we wanted

The weirdest thing about this house? It's the same design as the house James grew up in and where his mom still lives! It's basically a mirror image, with a few changes. We got serious deja vu. This doesn't bother me a ton since I always liked the design of that house. But he was freaked out by it a bit!

House #2

Good
Big house
Big yard
...that's it

Bad
Weird layout
Converted garage
Craphole (yeah it's a technical term)
Faces the back of a high school 

House #3

Good
Nice, clean, updated interior
Big backyard
Feels big - good layout

Bad
Teeny tiny kitchen
Bad neighborhood
1 car garage

House #4

Good
New carpet, paint
Clean
Love the backyard
Nice curb appeal

Bad
Faces the side of a school
A little small
Small, old kitchen and dining room

House #5

 {Sorry, no more pictures available online.}

Good
Feels big
Large living room, family room and dining room
4 bedrooms

Bad
Super weird/random nooks and crannies everywhere
2 stories
1 car garage
It has 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs - not good for when we have 2 kids
Overall strange

House #6

Good
Seems like a good neighborhood

Bad
Really only has 2 bedrooms. The "possible" 3rd is a family room.
Fugly backyard
Bad layout that makes it feel way smaller than it is

House #7

Good
Big and perfect layout for us

Bad
Reeks of cigarette smoke
The whole backyard is paved over
Needs a whole new kitchen and all new flooring
Too close to the freeway - you can hear it from the front yard
Rat poop!

3 comments:

Teenage Bride said...

House hunting is so fun... also a bit stressful, hopefully you will find your home soon!!!!

Rebekah said...

What fun! Even if these aren't for you, I bet it's a lot of fun looking! You'll find the one!

Romance In A Glance said...

How exciting! I wish I was doing the same! Good luck to ya'll!!!! I kept trying to pick my favorite, but I loved them all!