Let me preface this post with one simple fact. I currently live in an apartment.
It's a nice enough apartment but it has no yard and very little daylight.
Seriously. This place has a ton of windows...and they all face every direction but the ones where the sun is.
Not to mention that I spend every day looking at blogs chock full of wonderful ideas that I can't do. I don't own the apartment! I can't do much with the paint on the walls. I have little space to put in some of the neat organization ideas I see. Did I mention my craft room has spiders? Big ones. HUGE black ones that like to set up nests behind my desk no matter how many times I spray them, clean, complain to the apartment manager that I'm going to be killed by them.
(Pretty much this size. Are they Black Widows? Maybe, they look like it but I don't get that close.)
It's honestly gotten so bad I'm kind of getting blase' about them being in there. I recently threw away my work desk while trying to re-organize my craft room only to find a whole nest of the huge black monsters living behind it. I was barefoot. This did not faze me in the least. I just killed them, sprayed so much insecticide that I'm sure I'll mutate later, and then carried on. Is this sad? Probably. It's also a HUGE sign I need to move.
With the real estate market being what it is, I have finally, and at long last, convinced the husbird that we need to buy a house now. What we pay in rent could instead be a mortgage payment and with both of us being veterans we already have an in on a good loan with ridiculously low rates.
With all this excitement and running around looking for a new home, I wasn't having much time for blogging, thus my relative silence on here. SO, I decided to remedy that by blogging about my house hunt! WOO! I can't be the only person out there that's looking for a first time home so maybe some of my trial and adventures can help others. Or at least give someone a good laugh.
The husbird and I have a few homes picked out to do a walk through on soon and this is the one I like most so far. Sadly there's isn't much parking and not much of a yard BUT...
Just LOOK at this master bath! So much potential here. Is that a jacuzzi tub you see? Why yes. Yes it is.
A JACUZZI TUB.
Not that I'm excited about that at all or anything. *cough*
This is the one the husbird loves. I admit, that front yard is nice.
He really likes it because of the back yard though.
It sits on about a half acre so there's plenty of garden room. Pre-fenced is also nice because we want a dog.
And I also admit, dual decks in the back is a nice touch...
But the bathroom is tiny and there's no jacuzzi tub.
No, I'm not ashamed to admit I really want that jacuzzi tub. I also don't care for tripping over my toilet on the way in and out of the shower. >__< Still, I'm up for going to look at it at least.
So what do you guys think? Any recommendations for a first time homebuyer?