Ten houses, five hours.
(I take helpful notes.)
(Not a dog house.)
Watching House Hunters from my couch is MUCH easier.
We saw three good ones:
- The Cute House: Great price, completely renovated home with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Slightly quirky layout but open floor plan. Huge fenced-in flat backyard. Hardwoods throughout. HUGE master suite with dreamy walk-in closet and huge bathroom with separate shower and bath. On the edge of a good area; only an okay street.
- The Mature House: Priced at the top of the budget but suspect we can negotiate. In the best neighborhood on a really nice street. Huge and beautiful backyard that needs to be fenced-in. Big sunroom and one-car garage! Four bedrooms and two baths, but no master suite – major bummer. Hardwoods throughout but covered with carpet.
- The Sweet Location House: Priced in the middle and in a walkable neighborhood. Four bedroom, three bathroom with finished basement. The worst kitchen by far but updated appliances. Dated finished basement with walk-out to big fenced-in yard. Second best master suite. Not a ton of closet space. House needs a little TLC – hardwoods refinished, painted, new fixtures, new rugs, etc.
Which would you choose?