We looked at 3 houses today...
1) House was nice- needed some updating, but to get to the basement you had to go through the garage. Scratch that one.
2) House was nice, kitchen was kind of awkward. Gorgeous living room. But... no yard. Literally... it was a 5ft section along the back and side of the house. Scratch that one.
3) Went back to "H" house again. Took my mom and Ry's parents. They all gave it their approval and kept saying how perfect it would be for us. I took a ton of pictures and by the time we left, Ryan and I were in love and mentally moving in. We want to make an offer on the house but we have to wait for the appraisal and inspections to go through on our house. We're so nervous that someone else will put an offer in on "H" house. UGH! I'm hoping in the next week or so we'll be able to write an offer. Ry, my mom and grandpa think we should lowball the bank (thinking.. $30k less than the list price) but I'm so in love with the house I'm thinking... screw it, its already a good deal let's not take any chances! I don't know how all this will pan out. I hate all this stress. I guess all I can do is hope and pray that whatever the outcome is that I will be able to see that it is what is supposed to be.
So, I'm probably totally jinxing ourselves by posting this. I just can see how nice this house would be with some cleaning, some nice warm neutral paint colors and decorating! I know its been foreclosed for a few months... there was a note that it had been winterized in November (all water shut off etc), but I just got an email from the realtor on this house about a week ago... so it might be new on the market. Stress. Stress. Stress.
Cross your fingers for us.