Jim and I had been looking on and off at houses over the past year, but nothing really serious — until recently. The last couple of weeks we’ve been looking into several subdivisions in our neighborhood and though some of them have been really nice, we hadn’t found anything that we both looked at and said, “Wow!”
Thinking that it may be time to consult a professional, we turned to the lovely Miranda‘s mother, Lou Ann (who happens to be a Remax agent). She answered all the questions we’ve had, explained some of the real estate terms with which we weren’t familiar, and drove us around to look at several houses. We visited a new subdivision that my mother had suggested to us a while back. It turns out that in the first new home available for us to see, we found our “Wow!” :)
We hadn’t planned on getting a brand new home, but honestly after seeing this, I didn’t want to look at anything else — the older homes in this and the other subdivisions paled in comparison in my eyes.
It has: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, garden tub and separate shower, walk in closets, 2-car garage, unfinished space in attic (could be finished into another room), located on a cul-de-sac (I was surprised, we’ll have to pay extra for this!). We ooh’d and aah’d all the way through the house.
At one point, Jim asked me what I thought. I told him, “You had me at ‘garden tub’.” :wub_tb:
These are the photos from the realtor website:
These are photos Jim took:
You can’t see a whole lot from them, but I’m hoping to go back this week and get some more photos taken. We haven’t talked to our mortgage company yet, so we are not even sure we can afford it at this point … but I so want this house! I’m crossing all fingers, toes, eyes, and anything else that can be crossed!
Wish us luck!