Thursday, June 29, 2006
Here's our house. It's the first house we ever bought - built in 1909. Notice the Snoopy flag on the front porch. And BTW, that front porch is awesome for sitting and reading.
Unfortunately, it's time to let it go. We've outgrown it and we'd like to move to a better neighborhood.
Since the two stepsons have gone to stay with their mom in Kentucky for a month, hubby and I are going to be fixing up the house to put it on the market. We're installing new carpet in the living room, paint a bunch of other rooms, fix the nice goudges in the basement wall from moving furniture up and down the stairs, and paint some more.
I'm strangely looking forward to it.
But I'm not looking forward to moving again. I left a ton of stuff at hubby's house since I only took the "necessities" (which included nearly all of my books, minus a few shelves). If our marriage works out, then I'll be moving all of my stuff out of my apartment, too. And if it doesn't work out, well, I really want to find a house or a townhouse. I'm already sick of apartment living.
I've been searching for houses today and am rather frustrated. The housing market is not good right now - lots of property for sale and no one is buying. But that's not the bad thing - lots of these houses are WAY overpriced. Then there's the neighborhoods to take into consideration, the big back yard for the dogs, proximity to schools, work, etc., etc.
In a way, I almost would rather rent - if I could find a nice place that didn't charge me an exorbitant amount. But there is something to be said for owning your own home and not paying someone else to live.
What do you think? Hands down on owning a house or would you rather rent and let someone else take care of the upkeep?
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