House hunting: Day 3
Okay, now if the first stressful thing about buying a house is finding one, then the second stressful thing is once you find one, you’ll actually find two, and then have to decide which one to put an offer on first.
So, I saw another 8-9 houses today, and won’t bore you with the details on most of them, except for the two that I like.
House #1: close to work, has a garage (!!!), washer/dryer connections in garage, high ceilings, a skylight, fireplace, open floor plan, 850 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, walk-in closets, small backyard with a patio on the side and privacy fence (yard needs a little fixing up in back, nothing major), carpet needs to be replaced, neighborhood is okay (could be better, but not bad), crime website shows nothing happening in past month, easily affordable
House #2: further from work, no garage, cute front porch with swing, fireplace, smooth top stove, washer/dryer in hallway, hardwood floors, deck, cute backyard with picket fence, 960 sq ft, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, standard closets, storage shed, neighborhood looks nicer, crime website shows a couple larcenies have happened in the area in the past month, would have to negotiate on price a little to be affordable
So basically, do I go with the already affordable cute contemporary house with the garage in the closer but not-as-nice-looking neighborhood, or do I go with the hopefully negotiable cute traditional house with the deck in the further but nicer looking neighborhood?
I need to make an offer on one tomorrow. Eeek!!!