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house hunting - Karen's Musings
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On Sunday I missed out on going to a friend's simchat bat because my realtor called to tell me that two houses in addition to the one that we were planning to look at that afternoon had come available, and could I please meet her earlier. Seth was working, but I told her I would meet her earlier and that he would catch up with us as soon as he got back to look at anything I felt warranted a second look. So that's what I did.

Well, turned out to be a good thing that I dropped everything to see her, because I got to look at three houses that really did all seem like they would work well for us. One was a two bedroom with a riculous amount of room for expansion. Another was a three bedroom completely out of our range. They had just re-done EVERYTHING, right down to every appliance in the kitchen (the oven/range was worth at least $1500... who knows what the stainless steel kitchenaid fridge was worth!). So no way could we have afforded it, but it was really neat.

And the third (which was actually the first house I looked at) is remarkably similar to the last house that we bid on, but with a good deal more space, nice re-finished hardwood floors, a bigger kitchen (which still needs to be re-done, but not as desperately as the other), a full finished basement (again, outdated and needs to be re-done, but at least we don't have to start from scratch), and a walk up attic (not finished, but easy enough to finish). Still no A/C, but very easy to put in. A nice fireplace. An enclosed sunroom. It's really a beautiful old house, with incredible landscaping and a lot of charm. Oh, and did I mention that it's FOUR BLOCKS FROM OUR SHUL???? That's right folks, FOUR BLOCKS! Rock on. We have good friends one and a half blocks one direction down the street, good friends two blocks the other direction, we're three blocks away from Seth's best man and his wife, 7 blocks from our friend Ellen. Really, what more could we ask for? It's fantastic.

So wish us luck. Contracts are being presented tomorrow afternoon. We've made a strong offer, our strongest possible offer, in fact. So I hope we get it!!

Current Mood: anxious anxious

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From: gittygiggles Date: May 4th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: May 4th, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
good luck. good luck. cant wait to hear.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not holding my breath, but I am davening... constantly!
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
of course you'll know! I was going to say you'd be the first to know, but, er, no promises there. If you knew before me or Seth I'd be worried!
cellio From: cellio Date: May 4th, 2004 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Good luck! I hope you get it (and that it doesn't turn out to be built right on top of a toxic dump or something).
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
my, aren't we the happy cheery type? ;) Well, yes, here's hoping it's not built on top of a toxic dump.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: May 4th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I hope hope hope this works out for you!!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
me too, me too, me too!

Otherwise, I'll be ticked that I missed the simchat bat for nothing!
From: cecerose Date: May 4th, 2004 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
My cats and my extremities are all crossed for you!


It sounds wonderful -- I really hope you guys get it!!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: May 5th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Me too! I'm so nervous!
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