Fixer with Land

This house is further than we wanted to be from work / city and needs a little TLC… ok a LOT of TLC but it has more than any other house we’ve looked at in terms of land, features, size and options. I have a feeling this one will go through for us and we can finally settle down as I really like the ‘potential’ which is what we want.

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A house with a view Update #1

So, we heard back from the selling agent about the house with a view and it doesn’t sound good. Since it’s a short sale the bank has the final say and the last offer they received the bank took 2 months to get back on and their counter was for almost 50,000 more than their asking price 🙁 CRAZY! In this market you’d think they would want to sell it ASAP and jump on the offers and deal right then and not wait 2 months.

The sellers agent did say that she thought our offer was fair based on the current market and the condition of the home, and that she would try to talk to the bank about the situation, etc.

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A house with a view

The pictures of this house made it look almost fake, and the interior was interesting looking in the pictures.  Since we’d seen homes look totally different in person than pictures we decided it was worth checking out. Another thing to note about this house was that it is in the complete opposite direction of the other homes we’ve been looking at.  We have been trying to stay North East and this house was South West, not to south or too west but noticable, and on the edge of a change in scenery.

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The Diamond – First House

The first house we decided to look at is approx. 1800 sq.f on 5 acres. 2 bed room, office and 2 bathroom with a great room concept, and a 3 car detached garage. The house sits back on the property behind a hill and is not viewable from the road, and behind the house is the rest of the land mostly a steep hill. Around the front of the house is enough parking for an army and room to add a second home if desired.

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House Shopping Notes

We have actively been looking at homes for sale online for almost a year now, and the market has come down so much we started to actually look in person. Because we have such strict home buying requirements we knew we wouldn’t be looking at many homes in person either way.

The houses we look at and discuss on this site will have nicknames for the property so that they are easy to remeber and so that we don’t disclose the exact location of the property we are looking at.