Tomorrow afternoon we are going to look at a house. I don’t really imagine this is going to be “the” house but we are intrigued as the price is really very excellent and we thought it might be time to get our feet wet and start talking to people and looking through the houses we are interested in. But you know, who knows. This house is priced very reasonably which probably means there is something wrong with it, but… My curiosity begs me to look closer.
We’ve been “imaginary house hunting” for a couple years now. It’s something I do out of habit and I think it helps me to understand the market and develop an idea of what we want in our future home. We’ve looked in a lot of areas, in several price brackets and have changed our mind a couple times just in the past six months about what are deal breakers and what aren’t. So I’m curious…
What are the first things you’d look for if you were house hunting?
What “criteria” would the house NEED to have and what things would you just really, really love?
Our “ideal house” would have a large kitchen with lots of counter space, a fenced in back yard and a small porch in the front yard or at least room to put a bench near the door.
It has got to have a kitchen we feel comfortable working in – there’s no specific shape that’s mandatory, just room to work around each other and plenty of prep room. And of course it should not be a sty. It needs to be move-in ready. I’d prefer a single family but in our price range I’m willing to look at duplexes – and on that note, I’d like to not hate the people on the other half of that duplex.
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