This past weekend we had a couple of good learning experiences. Hubby and I went to see a house in our current neighborhood. The pictures online showed an updated kitchen and clean house. After driving by, we noticed it was one block from a lovely park with playground. Additionally, it was 5-6 blocks from the beach. Oh, and in our price range. Well, the showing was a disaster. It was a multi-level house. The railings were wide (my two year old could walk thru them) and plentiful. There was an indoor balcony over the living room (WTH??) off the master and a small balcony outside. Outside was a nice large deck, however, we noticed some places were rotting. Toward the end of the showing, Handsome tripped and bumped into a door frame. He would not calm down. We ended up leaving shortly afterwards. He cried for about an hour.
- We learned we need to see more houses. Online pictures are not sufficient.
- Childcare is a necessity if Hubby and I want to see houses together.
- Think of resale when you are buying. If the seller is having difficulty convincing you, are you going to have the same issue when you sell?
- Branching out your search with a professional allows you to learn of more options.
- Driving through neighborhoods is a vital starting place to see where you want to live.