For me, house hunting is such a stressful ordeal. Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE looking at houses and enjoy seeing everyone's decorating styles, just not when I have to pick one. The hubster and I had a few requirements (our realtor hates us) in our next home: 1) a screened-in porch (due to massive quantities of mosquitoes and the fact that we are a veritable smorgasbord for these miscreants); 2) ample garage space for my car and
In order to keep them all straight in our head, we assigned names to each house. Some of those names I will share, some, not so much.
First of all, this is the house that broke my heart...
My first thought when I stepped through the door -- does this chick have a blog?
Everything was decorated perfectly All she needed to do was leave it all behind, I would give her my stuff and we would be set...well, I didn't want the baby furniture, she could take that with her.
This house had an open floor plan, hardwood flooring, a fireplace, a screened in porch and a nice garage...check, check, check, check, check. SSSOOOOLLLLDDD!
I loved the colors in the kitchen...
...and in the living space. The eating area was open to the kitchen and living room....
...perfect for parties. The chandy was adorable! The master bedroom was large, the master bathroom was not....
...I didn't really care about the bathroom. The hubster could use the guest bath if necessary. The guest bedrooms were small, but again, that was okay.
I was seeing stars.....no, not the ones on the baby's room wall....and having visions of little to no work on a house. A move-in ready house! I've heard tell of them, I have just never actually SEEN one before! I knew we had found our home and I was ecstatic.
Then, the hubster brought up ugly words...
E: What about the resale value for the area?
B: Shhhhh, this is a perfect house.
E: It's overpriced for the area.
B: But it has board and batten.
E: I don't think the square footage is correct, it seems smaller.
B: I hope that animal head in the bonus room doesn't get left behind.
E: Where will we put the office?
B: In another state.
E: There's no toe molding in the upstairs bonus room.
B: Those little stars are removable. I love that she put the bed in the middle of the room.
So on and on it went. And so did we....on our business trip to the New England area. We continued to discuss the house and decided to make an offer. When we returned, we looked for the listing to call the agent and found that it had been sold.
There was a period of mourning...and then the search continued...