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Everyone else who’s house hunting these days is probably seeing a lot of foreclosures for sale like we are. We’ll admit we were torn about whether or not we wanted to consider them. It’s one thing to buy a home from a willing seller, but to take a home that someone else didn’t want to lose seems so sad. Especially given all of the recent issues coming to light about houses being foreclosed on when they shouldn’t have been. But we decided to tour this one, even though it was a little outside of our comfort zone, just to see what it looked like inside (since the outside was pretty charming indeed). THE STATS: Age:
This next house we toured was pretty sweet. The owners had just dropped the price nearly $40,000 which suddenly put it within our range. The sellers had already moved out and after having the place on the market for 4 months were quite motivated to sell. And perhaps that fact would motivate us to buy? Let’s meet the house: THE STATS: Age: 1977 House size: 2,772 square feet Lot size: 0.4 acres of land Bedrooms: 4 Bathroom: 2.5 THE PROS: Great deal Beautiful exterior and landscaping Polished details like crown molding, plantation shutters, and exposed beams Tons of extras like a Wolf range, two outdoor deck heaters, a car lift in garage, and a full
So with the Cottage In the Woods off our list, let’s turn our attention to another house that we toured: the cute cape cod near shops. We were a bit skeptical about this one because it was in a totally new area for us, but we though its hints of city feel might reawaken the part of us that once loved living in NYC and being able to walk to the store. So we decided to check it out. Here it is in its slightly-doctored-photo glory (see why we’re not sharing tons of pics out of respect to the sellers here): THE STATS: Age: 1945 House size: 2,001 square feet Lot size: 0.25 acres Bedrooms:
We’ve been passively house hunting for a few weeks now (driving around different neighborhoods, checking out pics on MLS, and popping into a few of them every now and then) and are finally getting around to writing about it. It’s amazing how frantically cleaning your own house and scheduling showings can distract you from actually blogging about the thrill of the hunt for a new place. Part of our delay has also been deciding the best way to share this house hunting journey with you guys. We’d love to show every nook and cranny of each place, but at the same time we want to respect the privacy of each home’s seller (after all, unlike