Wednesday, October 1, 2008

today's find on

So, my favorite real estate website to search homes is I just like how simple it is to list all of your specifications, and then there's usually a lot of moderately sized pictures to look at and get a glimpse of what that specific house has to offer.

At least once a week, I fill in our specifications and go shopping:

Minimum price: (not telling you our budget)
Maximum price: (not telling you our budget)
Minimum bedrooms: 3 [but 4 would be ideal, so sometimes I look for 4]
Minimum bathrooms: 2 [but 2.5 or 3 would be ideal so sometimes I search for those too]
Pool: no - not now at least...
Garage size: 2 cars or larger [a must have]

You know you're on the site too much when you recognize all the street names in the search and get excited when there's a new street that you haven't seen before.

Here's what I found today:
Curb appeal "likes":
corner lot
nice big tree
well manicured grass

we like darker brick (nothing personal!)
not a fan of the big bushes
could use more color in landscaping

Dining room likes:
nice large window
neutral paint color
chair rail
vaulted ceilings
pretty good size
nice light fixture

would be better with hardwood floors
could always be bigger

Living room likes:
fireplace with mantel (a must have)
love the built-ins
pretty good size
arched doorways
cozy paint color
ceiling fan
natural light

again, would like wood floors better
a little small

Kitchen likes:
open to living room
lots of counter space
stainless steel appliances
pretty cabinets

no window
not white (just kidding!)
paint's a little dark for a kitchen

Breakfast nook likes:
good size
natural light
could have a window seat there
nice light fixture
nice paint color
higher ceilings

not a lot! :)

Master bath likes:
natural light
big tub in corner
separate vanities (I assume)
separate shower and tub
tile floor
neutral paint

hope its bigger than the picture!

Study likes:
good size
nice large window
neutral paint
chair rail

wood floors would be better
(can you tell a trend?)

Master bedroom likes:
ceiling fan [must-have]
good size
vaulted ceilings
can fit a king bed [must have]

paint color?
can always be bigger

Backyard likes:
some grass in the yard
seating area
place for grill
room enough for Scoutie

hope it's bigger than just that
could use bigger deck/seating area

All in all, definitely purchaseable based on these pictures alone... What do y'all think?

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I like the house I would prefer wood floors to but then I think about having kids and it makes me not so sure cause I liked having carpet when I was little. The back yard is a little small for me but I could get over it. I kinda figure whenever I buy a house I will have a painting party and invite my friends who can paint and won't spill it over to help so to me wall colors don't make a different to me =) Thanks for the website and posting this I am going to check out the website tonight!