Yeah, life doesn't like it when I giggle a lot. So we found out later in the day that I posted that the house was, in fact, already under contract, despite what the listing agents' answering machine said, etc. So we lost out. It wasn't the first time this has happened to us, and I doubt it will be the last. Life likes to throw steaming poo wads at us from time to time, and after 25 years, my reflexes are sharp and nose dulled, so the ball keeps rolling, etc.
The first and third days we were in Maryland, we chose to hang around my brother in law's apartment and take it easy, mostly which entailed looking at houses online and streaming the fourth season of Battlestar Galactica on his 46-inch flat panel TV and surround sound system.
We knew that we'd be meeting up with our realtor again today, so we felt like we had a few days for new listings to accrue, and sure enough we have a healthy list of 9 addresses, 3 of which are townhomes.
In the spirit of sharing (and helping me keep them straight), I'll share a little photo session of the properties we're going to look at. It'll be like House Hunters, only without the stupid comments!
1. Funny story about this house: it's down the road from the condo community where Evan and I first lived after we got married (when I started blogging, it was from there [for 2 months]). I'd always thought it was very cute from the outside and had a nice, big lot--so imagine my pleasure when I saw it on the listings! This is the first place that we're going to see tomorrow. We have a history with the 1st houses--so far we've put offers on every first house that we've seen (and again on the 20th and 5th billion, but that's another story):
2. This is one of three townhomes, all in the same community right by a marina. Our very close friends (and Evan's boss) actually live in this same community, so that would be pretty fun. Even though we're looking at townhomes, we're definitely saving those as a last resort, so to speak. I'm just gonna lump all three of those photos together:
3. I'm a little dubious about this house only because the other split foyers we've seen have left more than a little to be desired. However, this one is claiming to be move-in ready, so we'll see... :
4. This next house is in the same neighborhood as a previous home we tried to look at, but found out was already under contract. It's a wee bit small, but still pretty cute and in a good location:
5. Funny aside: evidently this next listing shares the same MLS number as a $2 million house in New York. This house is older, but has a very large kitchen and giant fireplace. From the pictures, it looks like it'll need some cosmetic work, including new flooring, but it's a good size and has a nice lot:
6. This house is also from the 70's, but I'm actually second most excited to look at it, and I'll show you why. It will need cosmetic updating, but has a big kitchen and a really nice back yard:
I love this living room!
7. This last house is at the top of the price ranges we're considering right now, but it's been recently renovated and is in our prime location:
So, wish us luck today, and I promise no more jumping the gun on sharing about house news. This is a business where you get your heart broken quite easily...
What's your favorite, judging from the photos?