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House Hunting Update

January 29th, 2008 at 09:00 am

Haven't done an update on the house hunt for awhile, so here goes.

We have been doing LOTs of looking. All over the place. Not finding much focus. I started to get a bit frustrated and told DH I was starting to feel like this:



DH talked our situation over w/ one of his new golf buddies who is in real estate, and he said feeling like that is not uncommon for househunters here in Austin. The "problem" (if you can call it that) is that there are just so many nice areas in Austin to live, and if you are not limited by some factors such as job location, it can be very hard to narrow down your choices. In some towns, you can pretty quickly settle on one part of town you want to live in ... but not so here ... Too many great choices!

Nevertheless, we decided to focus on one particular area, one particular age of home, and one particular price range. Armed with those parameters, we found 6 houses to look at on Sunday that looked nice and ventured out boldly, feeling very confident. Well ... when we saw what sort of neighborhood we would be living in while finding a house that met our parameters, we realized that just wasn't for us. [Hmm ... isn't it funny how the internet photos didn't show the falling down trailer with 3 junker cars in the yard and Christmas lights still up on the same block ... LOL] We either have to spend more, lower our standards, or change the geography of our search.

So, back to square one, sort of ... Although I do feel better, because I know that we were able to set up some clear parameters once, and even tho they did not turn out to be the right ones, if we did it once we can do it again!

5 Responses to “House Hunting Update”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Is there supposed to be a picture here or a link? I'm not seeing it right now.... If you have time to be leisurely about hunting, you can learn a lot about houses in your area and make a wiser decision. But if you're getting frustrated, I guess it isn't a leisurely search.

  2. scfr Says:

    Sorry Joan --- I'm not the most computer-savvy and I had to edit.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I know what you mean. Where we live, you have to live in a subdivison with restrictions because there are broken down trailers and junk cars everywhere!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    Good luck! It is hard with so much to look at. You start getting dizzy with it, don't you? I guess I could give you the line of "You'll know it when you see it!"

  5. merch Says:

    Atleast you are crossing things off the list.

    I am on the east coast. I don't think I have ever seen broken down trailers and junk cars in people's yards in neighborhoods. I new I guy who had tires in his back yard and the town made him remove them.

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