LIFE: House Hunting

With the wedding coming up now in LESS THAN A YEAR, Eddie and I have to start house hunting. We currently live at home with our respective parents, and while we live within a mile of each other (seriously, how had we not met sooner when we lived so close?) we would like to have a place of our own before we get hitched.

So, that’s where the stressful task of house hunting begins and all of my hopes and dreams of a perfect house are chopped into bite-sized bits.

My ultimate dream house includes:

  • A library
  • A turret
  • A basement
  • A wrap around porch
  • A nice yard
  • A third story floor
  • A safe neighborhood

Something like this:

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Look at that beauty.

Of course, this type of home is impossibly out of budget – unless it’s a fixer-upper we can’t afford to flip. (We actually did find this type of house in our price range, but it needed some serious remodeling and I’m not about that life.)

So, we have to prioritize a bit and find out what really is the most important thing for us. This shortens the list to:

  • A library
  • A turret
  • A basement
  • A wrap around porch
  • A nice yard
  • A third story floor
  • A safe neighborhood

Narrowing it down, this actually isn’t too bad of a list! We have actually found homes in our price range that have an extra bedroom that we can turn into an office/library, a nice yard that’s perfect for parties, and a basement!

However, these homes are not located the area we would prefer to live. Rather, they’re in a not so great area that my mom is 100% NOT a fan of. Knowing that she would prefer we don’t live there makes it hard for me to even consider a home, even if it looks like it might be a good fit for us.

Currently I’m very frustrated that there is nothing in a safe area that is in our price range. It feels like we’ll never find a place to call home! Of course, no one said that house hunting would be easy.

Thankfully, we’re working with a great realtor who is more than happy to do the grunt work and find us a home in  safe neighborhood that meets our preferences and our budget.

For those who have purchased a house in the past or are currently looking for a home, leave a comment and let us know your thoughts on the situation! We are always open to some good advice.

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