Monday, December 14, 2009

First Offer

We are in the process of buying a new house in Birmingham. Jonathan and I have been looking online since we moved here in July. If we find a house we like there's always a catch when it comes to making an offer. A few things we are looking for are three bedrooms, two baths, hardwoods, completely done kitchen and bathrooms, one level, large flat back yard, and so on and so forth. The problem is if we find a house that house most of those items we are either sacrificing in location or compromising on the items we would like to have done in the new house.

With that being said, we are waiting until after the first of the year to make another offer. The house below is one that we made an offer on during Thanksgiving. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, no hardwood floors except for the foyer, no molding in house, plus the walls need a lot of TLC. We love the home because it had such great character, but the list of cosmetic upgrades was so high that we would not be able to do anything but renovate for the next year.

Hopefully a ton of homes will come on the market, but until then we will continue to live on top of one another with our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. I think this is where fun memories are made. I should take pictures to post!

House in Bluff Park in Hoover. It has wonderful surb appeal and I am still in love witht he front! It has been on the market since May and I hope the family will be able to sell it.

I loved that it had a carport in the back, but we did not know how to fence in the yard.

The kitchen was cute, but needed some new appliances and molding around the top. The counter tops were not terrible, but they were laminate.

Master bedroom, which was HUGE! It is 12x19 and the carpet was nice. It had a decent walk in closet, but the shelves were falling down. All the doors in the house would need to be replaced because they had holes in them... I don't even want to know how that happened.

Dining room (besides color changes the ceiling was damaged and the molding was scratched)

The fireplace was so heavy the floor and wall was sinking on that side of the house!

Front formal living room, nice but all the ceilings in the house had think popcorn... not my thing! Until next time we will keep looking!

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