So, our house hunting plan has shifted a bit.
You may remember, we were looking for some land. Unfortunately, in the last few months, nothing right has really popped up. (And, sorry Emily. We’re not planning to leave the state. Although I would love to be your neighbor and I would totally take care of your garden, too.) We’d definitely still like to have some land. And, it’s definitely still on our radar.
But now, a few older homes have popped up on our path. Both of which are pretty much adorable and need a lot of TLC. (Kinda reminds me of another home I know.) So, looks like we are both on track for a multi-year detour. And, believe it or not, it feels right.
So, I couldn’t hold out on you any longer. Cause I know you love homes, too. (I totally swiped these photos from MLS, because I didn’t bring my camera to either house.) I hope you see the potential as we do.
So, here’s home #1:
(I love this bungalow style, and the fact that it has a huge porch and swing. *Swoon*)
You know I love that woodwork, don’t you? The leaded windows? The front porch? Angels are singing, friends! Singing. This neighborhood is perfection. Tree-lined and near a good school. The kitchen is already gutted, which will make it really simple to redo. But, the yard is non-existent, and there is no room for anything beyond a one-car garage. Which means it isn’t perfect for us to live in. The doggies wouldn’t handle it well. But, it would be a great rental and an awesome project and investment.
So, both have character and an abundance of charm. Wouldn’t you agree? And, both need lots of work. So, the decision comes down to whether we want to move or fix up another rental.
I think we’ve made our decision, but I don’t want to jinx it. And we also know that if neither works out, something else will. We’ve bid on or looked at plenty of homes that didn’t work out, and they were all for a reason.
So, which of the two homes are you drawn to?
I cannot wait to hear what you think.
Unless what you think is that we are totally nuts. And, then I don’t think we can really be friends. Sorry.