Friday, July 8, 2011

the house hunt

For my first-in-a-long-time update, I thought I might clue you in to the biggest adventure in our lives right hunting.

We've decided we're finally over renting. I personally have decided that I never, ever, ever, ever again want to share a wall with a non-family-member. We've been scraping together a down payment for the last several months, and a few weeks ago, we finally called up a realtor and asked her to help us find our first house.

There have been several candidates so far, but I don't think we're close to making any offers. We have a lot of pretty specific requirements. I want a gas cooktop. Ross needs a non-master bedroom on the ground floor to haul heavy equipment in and out of the house two or three times a week. My small kitchen appliances are red, and I don't want the cabinets or floors to clash. Also frustrating: $150,000 doesn't go very far in Jenks, where we're looking to buy, but move one or two more miles south, and it buys a mansion on several acres. So frustrating!

Here are some houses we're thinking of taking a look at in the next couple of weeks. Advice and suggestions are always welcome!

House #1

House #2

House #3

At least we have a lot of options!


  1. I really like all three of these houses! Do they include both of the houses you're now choosing between? These pictures of the inside of the houses makes me realize they're bigger than I remembered from when we drove past them the other day!

  2. They do! We're making an offer on House #3. We'll see how it goes!

  3. Oooh, I love the open floorplan of House #3! And the kitchen looks very nice. If it all works out, can I take long, relaxing baths in your master bathtub? Our bathtub is too old and gross for me to take baths in. :)

  4. We need a house and vacation update.