It’s going to kill me.
Seriously. House hunting in a new city is stressful. Especially when you have grand dreams (2 bed, 2 bath, hardwood floors, an updated kitchen, good lighting for photography, a backyard, a walkable community)… and not a lot of money to spend. Oh, and dogs. Which eliminates a lot of places. We might have to up our budget to get what we want?! But I don’t want to – I hate being under financial strain. Is it worth it to live where you want to?
We took a mid-morning break to grab a bite at Zada Jane’s, which was super cute.
I got the Veggie Soup, which had tons of different beans and veggies in it. I was surprised that it was a little sweet instead of savory – kind of weird, but still good.
Then, we drove around several neighborhoods for a few hours and popped into several homes and duplexes. I saw one I liked, but it’s a one bedroom and older, so there isn’t a lot of closet space.
We stopped for Lunch #2 at Bruegger’s along East Boulevard (where the Husband’s practice will be). We definitely needed a break – and they had free Wi-Fi! Wahhoo! 🙂
I got a bagel, hummus, and veggie sandwich:
OK… Back to the hunt. We’re meeting a realtor at another spot in 5 minutes!
What are your ‘requirements’ for a place? What are your ‘nice-to-haves’?
My requirements would be open plan and modern, with a big beautiful kitchen and space for my dogs/cats! I think it’s worht upping budget a bit..but there’s a limit; there’s no point in living near great restaurants etc if you can never enjoy them!
Good luck with it all 🙂