Monday, March 29, 2010

10 Houses in 2 days.

We've seen a fair number of houses these past few weeks and there's not a hell of a lot out there. It's frustrating because I don't think that we're picky, we just expect a reasonable return on the money we invest.

The hubby thought aloud tonight and said that perhaps we were spoiled, maybe our expectations are too high. I reminded him of the house we visited this afternoon with cat shit on the floor.

So far we've seen about 20 houses and nothing has really stood out. We're not looking for something that is perfect, we're open to a renovation project, but within reason. Taking something back to the studs isn't something we want to tackle right now... unfortunately many properties in our budget seem to require that level of work.

We also don't want to be house poor and exceed our budget. We're starting to feel stuck and something is going to have to give or we won't have anywhere to live soon.

1 comment:

  1. The thing with house hunting (and I've done my fair share; just not in search of a home to purchase) is that the home has to feel like you could live there, it's an emotion thing, things like a small reno won't stand in the way of that. Keep looking your new place is out there. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and also send out some good house finding energy too.

    On another note, thank you for your kind words in my post last week, they meant the world, it's kind of hard to deal with a death in the family when the family is so far away, your words of encouragement helped a lot.