Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Big Dreamy Rooms

This house is right down the street from us, not where we want to be, but it's got some dreamy bits to it. Hopefully we'll get a big backyard so I can bump out the back of the house a little to accommodate these upgrades.

Listing Provided Courtesy of: Cathy Anderson, Baird & Warner

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Paint to Please

I seem to be having great luck at collecting images of very pretty home interiors but no luck in finding them in homes that are available or in the right location for our family. My hope is that I can make our home just as pretty when I do find it. 

These pictures are of a home interior that just popped up on a nearby town search online. The description of the home says that the paint colors are Restoration Hardware, but a quick search on Pinterest taught me that I can do a color match at Sherwin Williams. Thank you Pinners. 

Got some pretty paint colors? Please share!

Listing Provided Courtesy of: Nancy Daumke, 4 Sale Realty, Inc.

Still Searching

While we're still on track to sell our home, our purchase expectations are a different story. All I will say is that things just were not going to work out between us (our pocketbook, or willingness to open it further, and the house). 

As consolation for my lack of decision and poor planning on our collective house hunting team's part, I accepted The Rockstar's proposal to expand our home search to neighboring towns. Or, town, rather, because I am having a hard enough time coming to terms with not living in the town I grew up in. Maybe if nothing comes up I will include even more towns in the search. Time will tell. 
We started the expanded search over the weekend and we saw some things that are ok, but not the dream. With a little more research, we eliminated a whole area altogether because of its proximity to schools. Then we took a drive. 
I have a thing for cute neighborhoods. I like them. I like them so much that I am not opposed to sitting and waiting for a house in a cute neighborhood to come on the market. 

The best part is that the houses in my favorite cute neighborhoods (both hometown and other) are completely within our price range. We could get three or four bedrooms, separate master bath (with separate tub and shower), open layout, basement, nice yard, and all in a cute, cute, cute neighborhood. Win!

Except for this one. It sold already and for more than we would want to spend but I have to share the pictures I found online when researching recent sales. I want to keep these pictures as a reminder of what I can do to a house to make it awesome. Wait until you see the three-season room. Wow!


Listing Provided Courtesy of: Mary Olson, RE/MAX Associates West

This house sold just a few days ago. We put our house on the market in March and a number of houses in these cute neighborhoods have gone under contract since then. Now, there is nothing left. So we wait. And hope.
And pray that people will get home from their summer vacations and put their houses on the market just before the fall.