It’s completely normal for someone who just bought a house 4 months ago to peruse the local real estate listings, right?
No, we aren’t moving, but I do like to look “just in case”. In case of what, I have no clue (ahem…the doctor who lives on the other side of the river who stopped by to inquire about purchasing our house…are you reading???), but it’s still fun to see what’s currently for sale. If anything, it reinforces the purchase of our house, needed repairs and all!
Let’s start at the higher end and dream away.
How gorgeous is this Spanish style house? Its in a very desirable neighborhood on a very nice street. I paticularly like the finishes in the kitchen and the garage doors.
This Tudor is very charming and also in a very desirable section. I love the mature landscaping and those pretty azaleas.
I have long admired this historic house in one of the oldest neighborhoods. I will sometimes drive out of my way just to slowly creep by the few houses in this section just to gaze at them all. What an opportunity to own this home! I wish there were interior images.
Another very recognizable house. I know that the family who lives here just recently renovated every inch. It’s located right across the street from the park and it was a precious sight at Halloween with many kids frolicing in the front yard.
How about we come back down to Earth and check out a few more listings.
This Spanish house we actually viewed before it was listed on the market. We wanted it badly, but just could not make it work for our family. I was very disappointed because to be able to buy a house already with spanish roof tiles, copper gutters and leaded glass windows was way more within my reach than to ever build a house with those finishes. It is a GREAT house if you don’t need too much space.
However…if my life depended on it, I’d buy this one in a heartbeat. It’s exactly in the shape I want it which is untouched! I’ve always bought the house that needs the most lovin’ and brought her back to life. It has great space and a FABULOUS price. I’d slap some white paint on the outside of that sucker, get a black metal roof and trick it out all modern farmhouse like. Can’t you see it??