Post # 1
What is your feel when it comes to this house? Do you like it, dislike it, think it looks too generic, think it looks awesome and homey?
I have my own opinions, just wanted to see what y’all thought!
3 bedroom, 2.5 Ba.
Features include: crown molding, extra tall ceilings, recessed lighting, partial hardwood, tile in bathrooms + kitchen
Master down, with walk in closet and whirlpool tub
Rec room upstairs, along with 2 good sized bedrooms and a full bath
Eat in kitchen + dining room + breakfast bar
Fenced backyard with deck
2,300 sq ft
.45 acre lot
Post # 3
@Mrs_Amanda: It screams AHHHH THERE ARE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND INSIDE OF MEEEE!!
XD Sorry I just had to..
I think it’s pretty! Not a big fan of how it looks on the outside (it seems so empty) but I think the inside is gorgeous!
Post # 4
I love it! That open kitchen plan is something I have on my must have list when we buy. And the almost half acre lot is great.
Post # 5
you had me at crown molding, hardwood and whirlpool. I think it’s very sweet looking on the outside, and very nice on the inside. What do you think of it?
Post # 6
@Mrs_Amanda: I’m drawn to it, it looks homely and spacious. It looks a bit bare, but by that I mean the front garden and that can easily be changed with plants, shrubs etc
EDIT: not just drawn to it but yeah love it too! It has more than enough to want to buy it, but there’s still enough for you to do to make it your own.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park
I love it, I think the yard needs a little love but the brick is really nice and the inside is beautiful. It looks very cozy and I’d love some of those ametinites in my own house! lol.
Post # 9
Honestly, I have to compare it with the other homes you are considering.
The biggest thing for me is location. You cannot change that.
Also, what’s the age of the house? The roof? How old is the HVAC system? This house looks to be pretty new…but its something to always consider when buying a “new” house. Often people forget that, swoop in on a good deal then they are hit with a shock to have to invest thousands into new heating system and windows or a new roof.
Another big consideration is taxes. Sometimes even living one suburb away can give you a considerable savings in taxes. You’ve got a big lot with that house. Big lot = more taxes. Remember, you will be paying off the mortgage after x years, but you will ALWAYS have the taxes and they will always increase. Sometimes people already know that, but its good to keep that in mind.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I agree with @CatyLady: the front of it looks kind of bare, but once you live there I can imagine it at night with glowy light shining out from the windows, some flowers and gardens, cars in the driveway, etc.
Plus, walk in closet and whirlpool tub? Yes PLEASE!
Post # 11
@lia22: I actually like it, but as other PP’s have mentioned, the outside seems bare… and I am not at all sure how to go about fixing that other than landscaping.
@JaneyDcat: its pretty comparable to the other homes that have made it on the list… it is a little different because the only other house that we have made moves to put a serious offer on is new construction. It was built in 2005, and I don’t really know anything about the roof/HVAC at this point. We looked at it this morning for about 30 minutes, but are considering whether or not to make an offer.
Post # 12
@Sunnyday278: my mother said “KIDS make it homey!” haha— we have no children ( yet), her not so subtle hints are being noted.
Post # 13
@CatyLady: I definitely have a running list in my head of things to make it more us– I think the ” shell” is good, although I don’t really like that terminology since it IS a nice house!
Post # 14
Right now it looks too cookie cutter for me to really like, but if you planted some flowers and made it not look so bland and “show home-y” it could really be wonderful IMO. But part of that, especially in these pictures, is that it has no personal touches.
How do you feel about it? I think it has a lot of potential!
Post # 15
How is it heated? Oil? Electric? Gas?
Post # 16
@Mrs_Amanda: A home built within the last 10 years really shouldn’t have any HVAC issues, but as with any home, I hope you go ahead and get an inspection done.
I hear all the time of horror stories where people don’t get inspections done, they get sucked in for an “amazing deal” and wake up to a nightmare.
***My other reason for asking the age of the home was to be sure it wasn’t an older home that had been flipped. Often times, only the cosmetic elements are updated, and aged plumbing and electrical is overlooked. Often times people are lured by the fancy new fixtures and new fridge and forget that they are buying an older home ith a lot of problems that could sneak up and bite them in the butt!!
Just try to remember to have fun. Though its a really stressful time, what with all the paperwork and whatnot, try to enjoy yourself. I LOVED looking at houses…I think we’re set now for the long haul though. My favorite was the one house we went to see and the homeowner had a dirty ol’ pair of tighty whities laying in the foyer. Nothing screams “putting the ass in class” like leaving your skeevy BVDs ready for a prospective buyer to see! Needless ot say, we didn’t even go inside, our realtor just threw her card on top the shorts.