As I wrote a few weeks ago, Ryan and I have been looking to buy a house. I wish I could say that the whole house hunting experience is a lot of fun, maybe it would be if money was no object, but it is, and thus, house hunting is no fun.
Right now, we’re currently waiting to hear back on an offer we put in on a home. I’ll start by saying this, there are no good deals in Westchester County. It’s one of the most frustrating places to look for a house. You start out with high hopes, and then after a few months, you see a house with multi-colored wall-paper in every room, a full on mural of egypt painted, cracks in the ceiling, and bathrooms that haven’t been updated since the 60s, and you thinkwow, this is under $500,000, it’s a steal. My newest phrase, regarding ALMOST EVERYTHING is”it has potential…”. I’ve become an expert of sorts - oh, this wall can be taken down, all you need is new countertops, bathrooms are cheap enough to update, and so on. In reality though, I am no expert on homes and the whole process freaks me out.
With that being said, the house we put an offer on is a lovely home. It’s in a great neighborhood with a cute main street with shops and restaurants and great schools. The house has wood floors throughout, no wall paper, updated bathrooms, updated kitchen, half an acre of property, a beautiful all-season porch, a finished basement. It’s nice as is, and also has a ton of potential. I don’t want to jinx things, but I would love being done with the whole process.