Tuesday, January 28, 2014

House Hunting Update

Well, we got totally blown out of the water on this one by a hundred thousand dollars. Yup, a company had their eye on the property so we didn't have a chance. Ah well, on to the next one!

What's funny is that we're really not that picky. We are more than willing to buy a house that needs work. It doesn't have to be new, it just has to have good bones and no major problems. The hot properties always have brand new kitchens and bathrooms, and we're willing to do the work ourselves for a lower price tag.

The only thing we're standing ground on is location. I have never lived in the suburbs. Not once in my life. Brendan grew up in the suburbs, but quickly realized after living in the city, that city living was what he preferred. Yes, we know that it's more expensive.

Having to drive everywhere to get anything or anywhere makes me want to blow my brains out, and I'm sorry, but I won't be convinced otherwise. The school district that we are in now has the best elementary school hands down, but unfortunately, buying in this neighbourhood is a bit out of the question. Macklemore lives right by us for crying out loud.

Life is good now though, I guess we'll just continue to save and look. We're renting in a great area, have a cute little apartment, and live near a plethora of amenities and parks and fun places for Noah to play in. So we aren't desperate and destitute, but it would be nice to have a place to truly call our own.

Thank you all for your good vibes and prayers! xoxo


  1. It’s nice to know that you have a cozy apartment right now, yet I admire your desire to get a new place to call your own. It’s one of the best investments that we should get while we have the capacity to finance it. By the way, I understand how expensive it is to live in the city; however, you can talk to a reliable mortgage company in order to finance your new home in your preferred city. Good luck on your house hunting. :)

    Kevin Fritz

  2. I know how lovely it is to live in a rental, but it feels better when you own the house. You have the right to renovate it and dictate the mood of the house. You can incorporate your desired style and interior design. It’s hard to buy a house, but I hope you pursue that investment. How’s the house hunt? Any updates? Good luck! :)


  3. It's true; location is really important in looking for a house. A place where everything you need like school, store, and hospital is very accessible, kid-friendly environment, and has great neighbors. It's may be a challenge in finding this kind of house that will fit your needs. But once you find it, it's very rewarding for sure.

    Iris, Woodward Real Estate Group