Our travels....

Saturday, January 30, 2010

House Hunting-Round 1

Well, last night we had our very 1st house hunting experience. It was interesting, to say the least. lol

We went in a less desirable area to see what it had to offer. (South Mountain)

The 1st house we went to was gorgeous...bought in 2006 for $255K...4 bed, 2.5 bath. We think it was a model home because the owner has not lived in it...they could have been renting it too.
The kitchen was F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!! I was in love....BUT, there was not pantry. We think they converted the pantry to a half bath. And the living room was super small, I don't even think our furniture would fit in it.

Had a pool that was also in great condition!!

The worst part about it, was that it was in the GHETTO!!!! Sorry to say it, but it was a horrible area but the houses were gorgeous...sad sad!!

2nd house was a shit hole....we quickly left that need to explain what it was like either.

3rd house (we only got to see 3 since it got dark and all these foreclosures don't have power)....HUGE!!!! 2573 square footage....are you kidding me?

This will shock 2006, it sold for $412K!!! Yes, you read that right....and now it's goign for $149,900!!! WOW!!!

So, this house was nice but it would have needed a few repairs. The carpet was stained, and there was carpet going up the stairwell and all upstairs. We don't want to put a lot of cash into the house right away.

The pool was black so that would have needed an acid wash which can cost up to $ thanks!

But the back yard was HUGE...the master bedroom, bathroom, and CLOSET were HUGE!!!

I loved the winding stairwell....the living room was was just a huge house and I think it was too big for us!

It was also in a gated community which we did like but again, it was surrounded by a not so nice area.........

So, the search continues on Sunday in Chandler and Gilbert!! Can't wait...we're going to get 15-20 houses in that day and hopefully find a few we'd like to put offers on!!! YAAAY!!!


  1. We so had the same experience, we saw a GORGEOUS huge house- but it was seriously in the worst area ever, I refused to even go in.

    You'll find the perfect house soon! Good luck!

  2. Thanks, Jenn!! I can't wait to find the perfect house!! It's so exciting!