Sunday, March 13, 2011

open house day

yesterday was open house day.  chris and i went and looked at three houses.  2 in ephrata and 1 in soap lake.  it was an interesting afternoon.  we haven't really looked at homes that were currently occupied, so it was different being inside a place where people were still living.  here are the houses we saw:

HOUSE #1:  this is a 4 bedroom 2 bath house with tons of square footage.  its got a large living room and an even bigger family room in the addition on the back.  the master bedroom and bath are huge.  that was my favorite part.  there is also a fenced back yard and shop. 

HOUSE #2:  this is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath house and after seeing the first place, this house is tiny!  i don't think our bed could even fit in one of the rooms, to be honest.  it had wood panneling in the dining room and the washer and dryer were in the kitchen.  it had a partially fenced back yard and the sellers were putting a new roof on before purchase.

HOUSE #3:  this place did not have anyone in it currently, so i felt a bit more comfortable looking around.  this house does not have any legal bedrooms (which we found while looking at it). this house is a three level dwelling with 2 bathrooms and the most unique attic space i've seen personally.  it has tons of potential.  a large fenced back yard with a huge shop.  an enclosed sun room, and all new electrical.  it will need a second means of egress created in the basement before it could be livable. 

so that was our afternoon.  house #2 is already out.  was pretty much out from the moment we stepped in the front door!  but we think #1 and #3 might have some possibilites.  chris' parents are going to come up from wenatchee tomorrow afternoon and take a look at them with us, along with seeing the new build homes first hand.  hopefully they're experience and expertise will help us make a decision.  we value their opinion so much.

onward and upward!!  thanks for coming along with us on this journey!!

1 comment:

  1. How exciting!! I really love the outside of #3 but am not sure what you mean by it not having any legal bedrooms. Brandon & I will be doing this before too long. He took a new job, and we've decided to sell our current house and find something closer to his job. It's exciting & scary at the same time!