The life of a porn addicted housewife.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Our problem is that we want a house with character. I do NOT want a box! I’ve lived in a box my whole life and now I want peaks and angles. We are mainly looking at Tudor and Victorians, which around here are pretty much a dime a dozen. So what’s the problem you ask?
We have a set spending limit that we will not go over. We discussed it and agreed that being “house poor” is not an option with us. Our budget is fairly respectable I think, but we are having a hard time finding the right house.
We have looked at who knows how many houses within our price range, and while some of the houses have been perfect in every way themselves, the neighborhoods they are located in are not. We’ve also looked at a bunch in the perfect neighborhoods, but those houses are too expensive. ARGH!
If we scrimped we could buy one in the neighborhoods we want, but then we would have no money for anything else. That is what I meant when I said “house poor.” We have found a couple we could manage, but they have no garages and some don’t even have driveways. There is no way we can park his car on the street! Plus we don’t want to have just a house. We like to eat out, he likes to work on his car, and I like to shop now and then. If we go over our allotted budget we would have to give some or all of those things up. Having a nice house is great, but there is more to life than just that.
We looked at a Victorian today that was absolutely gorgeous and well within our budget. The problem with it was that it is located next to a big bridge and when we walked over to it you can tell that people are using it as an outhouse. I was devastated! I don’t know if it’s just people passing by, or if people are living under there. Either way, I can’t live next to it.
We have looked at many many Tudor style houses also. Sadly, so far the only ones we have found that we can afford are in the less than desirable areas of town.
Luckily we are in no rush to find a house. One of these days the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood will just spring up out of nowhere and we will jump on it.
In the meantime I will continue to search the MLS database everyday.