Wednesday, October 28, 2009

House Hunting ONE

So, we have been searching the area for a house we might be able to buy. We are currently renting, and there has been an offer on the house, and we are currently having "inspections done" on the house, so we need to find a place to call home. We moved here last February, and we enjoy the house and area very much. So much in fact we COULD buy it, but it does not have all the things I wanted in a house, and Matt and I don't think we could put the effort into adding to the house. We REALLY love the neighbors, but the house still needs work because it is older.

HENCE my House Hunting ONE post. We have been out three times to look at houses, and I have a few PROBLEMS...

WHAT IS UP WITH THE Garage Conversions?? I mean if it is done right that is GREAT! But we have yet to see one done right!! AND If it is done right... where do you expect me to park my car??

WHAT IS UP WITH these SMALL kitchens. Who wants to cook in a small space??

WHAT IS UP WITH NO access on either side of the house for room to park a boat, or at least COMFORTABLY walk... and WHY is there like either NO grass, or like a patch here and there... come on, did these contractors understand it would need to be mowed or what??

WHAT IS UP WITH the shower doors being on tubs. Some people might enjoy this, but I do not. My children enjoy taking a bath, and I do not enjoy leaning over the rail cutting my arms up...

WHAT IS UP WITH the weird angles some of these houses have too? Inside and out. Contrary to popular belief we do not like you making our closets at a V shape...

I could go on forever almost.

On a positive note I have found ONE house I am in love with. It does not have room for the boat which is not a HUGE problem... It has an open kitchen, 4 bedrooms with a loft area, it is one story, 3 bathrooms, living room and dinning area, and a decent backyard... here we go to the bank for financing...

4 comments:

The Haynies said...

Good luck!! Now is the time to buy. For the Amish bread you need a starter. I will have to bring you one the next time we are in Fresno.

AngelaBeth said...

I hate, hate, HATE the doors on the bath too! They SUCK to clean. And I always manage to kick them. Plus, I want comfy baths too! I've been contemplating just punching them off my bath at my apartment for too long! hahaha

Lindsey & Jared said...

Amen!!! My biggest gripe is the kitchens. WHY do they insist on making kitchens that are long and narrow? Am I the only person that wants to have more than one person in a kitchen at a time??

Nicole said...

I learned that there are just some things you have to compromise on when buying a house. There arn't any houses out there that are set up the way I would set it up so unless you are building the house from scratch figure out what is most important to you and what you can live without. Good luck with everything!