Thursday, March 05, 2009

Houses

We have finally decided to expand our search area to the suburbs. With baby C on the way we are thinking that we need some space. We were searching in a beautiful area of Denver with older homes. We finally came to reality when we looked at the last house in this area. The house was more than we wanted to spend and didn't meet our needs at all. It claimed to have three bedrooms; however, the third bedroom was in the basement. Let me say that it was a scary basement with huge white pipes hanging from the low ceiling. We are going to have a lot of family and friends visit and I couldn't imagine sticking anyone down there to sleep. The first floor of the house was georgous but still small. It also only had one car garage without a garage opener. We thought about baby stuff, bikes, etc., and realized there would be no room for storage. We have decided on the suburb where I teach because it is only 11 miles from Denver and James's commute won't actually be much longer since the bus will take the HOV lane. We looked at some homes last night and we loved one of the houses until we realized that the kids from the subdivision would go to my school. I'm not so sure I want that. So, we are going to continue looking in other subdivisions that don't feed into my school. One of my friends from college moved to Denver a few years ago and we are hoping to find a house in her neighborhood. We are going again this weekend and hopefully we will put a contract on a house. I want to move before I'm huge and it's hot! It will be like Christmas all over again when we get to sort through our stuff from the garage. We have a lot of baby stuff and I'm excited to see what we have!

6 comments:

The Hines Family said...

We moved right before we brought Molly home. It was SO busy, but also nice to "nest" in our new house.

PS We have something in common--check out my blog. :-)

Susan said...

Happy house hunting. Look for a house with good "bones" and ignore the things that can be changed. The things you mentioned are not good "bones" so you're probably already thinking along those lines. I think that is the best advise I'd heard about house hunting so I thought I'd pass it along.

Julie and Dean said...

It all sounds so perfect!
It's great househunting knowing what to plan for. When we moved to TN we knew the house had to definitely accomodate 2 boys. You'll know you found "your" house when you see it. Our house was the 1st house we looked at. We saw about 35 more (no joke) but I kept coming back to this one and I couldn't be happier.
Can't wait to see all of your baby's stuff all around your new house!

Kelli said...

Good luck with the house hunting! Can't wait to hear you found the perfect house!

Jen said...

I wish you luck!

Ray and Tammy said...

Hope you find the PERFECT house soon! Good luck on the hunt. Can't wait to see pictures! :-)
-Tammy