Wednesday, September 17, 2008

House Hunting!

So we are meeting with the real estate guy again tonight to look at a couple more properties. Tonight is duplex/condo/townhouse/ zero lot line night. I have some pretty mixed feelings about that. On one hand, I'm paranoid about our ability to resell. On the other hand, condos/townhouses allow us to have a bit nicer space for MUCH less money. It would also be a nice transition in that a lot of them include water/sewer/trash in the Homeowner's Association, which would be pretty nice for us. I've been praying about it, asking for guidance about if this house hunting is even the right thing to do right now. I don't know...what do you guys think? Have you had a good experience with condos/townhouses?

First though, a couple of pictures of one of the houses we really like. Here's the view from the kitchen to the living room. We love the open floor plan! There are tile floors through the kitchen and living room, and icky dark blue carpet in the bedrooms...but that isn't a huge deal. There aren't any appliances though, which is a bummer.

And here's the big yard:

On the other hand, here's one of the duplexes/zero lot line houses we'll be looking at tonight. It looks pretty spacious, and I've heard it has a huge yard. The cabinets are totally yummy :) I don't LOVE that the kitchen is kind of blocked off, but who knows.

Don't know what's up with that half wall, but whatever.


  1. Townhomes or duplexes aren't the best for resale, but they're not awful, and as long as you're looking in strong neighborhoods, you should be fine. You're always going to have people who prefer low maintenance living that will be interested in that style. My boss lives in a townhome (in CO that means connected houses with no yard - more of just a patio) and LOVES that he has no yard to deal with, etc. We chose a single family home mostly because the hubs wanted the yard.

  2. Wow woman, what a difference between the two! I look forward to hearing about your decision.


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