Friday, November 2, 2012

House Hunting.....

Its been a few months now, but early this summer we decided to start looking for a new place.  We love our house and the area we live but down the road its just not going to be practical.  We are already busting at the seams of this house.  We'd love an actual guest room for when our families come in.  We also have 3 GIRLS and only one bathroom upstairs that we all share.  I know that will be a mess during their teenage years.  We would also really like to be in an area where our girls will attend the Central High School in our area not the North High School where they would currently be headed to.  So I know the bathroom and high school issue are down the road but we just feel with the mortgage rates and the prices of homes right now, it is just the best time to start looking.  We are in no rush so it has been a really relaxing time so far.  There have been a couple we've wanted to jump on but we haven't gotten our butts in gear fast enough.  So right now the hubs is getting us pre-qualified and then we'll be able to make an offer if we want to.  

Some good friends of ours live in this neighborhood that we just LOVE.  The houses in this neighborhood a couple years ago were way beyond our reach at high $300s-low 400s.  But right now you can snatch some up for low $200s.  In fact one that we almost went for was asking $199.  Its crazy.  Two houses we really liked are pending now. Since we're not in a hurry its nice that they might come back on the market since things go and come back often.  However, this last Monday we went out and found a house we actually BOTH LOVE.  They're asking too much right now but found out they're motivated to sell. So once we get our finances in line I think we'll make an offer on it.  This neighborhood is just SO family friendly, everyone cares for their homes, and it seems like a close community.  A gorgeous bike path runs right behind the house which I just love.  Also the laundry room is upstairs!!!  And bonus, its only about 9-10 houses down from our friends!

So I'll keep you posted on progress but prayers would be so welcomed!  Just pray we are approved finanically, pray this house stays on the market until we are, and pray we can get them to a price we feel comfortable affording!


Kelly said...

I'll be praying for y'all to have wisdom and that the right house will come along at the right price!

Kate Ferguson said...

Fun! I work for a realtor and love looking at houses and making appointments for our clients! Good luck and yes, praying for wisdom for you all!

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