OK, so the brick house was a no go.
In real life the house was no where near as spacious as I thought it would be and it was at the top end of our budget but it still had so many things wrong with it that we would be renovating forever and it would never be right for us.
So, the hunt continues. We are checking for new houses everyday and driving all over the place to do a "drive-by" to check each one out. We went to another few today, one that I had hoped would be good, was horrific, a chain smoking hoarder lives there, although they had no photos of the inside on the Internet ad, nothing could have warned us for what we saw on the inside of that house. It would be a good by for someone who can afford to bulldoze it immediately without ever having to live in it, but its not for us.
Speaking of horrific houses one of my favorite web-sites when I need a laugh is the American based uglyhousephotos.com . It shows actual current photos from real estate listings in the Arizona area. I love the comments on each photo. It is amazing that people expect to sell homes with photos and presentation like this. Here a few example for the site:
These Tempe, Arizona home sellers are amped to sell their home. They couldn’t roll them out of the room for the photo?
The photo’s caption reads, “extended patio.” And extended grass too. Thank you.
We can see you!
It’s too much work to get out of the car. Tolleson, Arizona.
Get this…they actually took a picture of an old photo on the computer and used it, instead of right-click-save. Phoenix. (eyes rolling)
The site is good for a laugh!