Open House #4

Drew and I got a chance to visit another house in Pewaukee this weekend. This one is located in the subdivision called “Lake Park” which features close-together houses and small backyards. That basically turned us off right away. The house was very nice inside,  but could use some small updating. What was nice is that we are looking for two separate living spaces – that way I am not shunned to the bedroom every time Drew has friends over and they are playing video games. The extra living space was downstairs, however I’m so cautious when it comes to finished basements after I’ve watched too many scary Holmes on Homes shows. And I saw sloppy mistakes – thanks to my dad who trained me well by always pointing those out. If there are noticeable sloppy mistakes – I only wonder what sloppier mistakes are hidden 🙁

This open house was eye opening in that we really do like the one house we saw last week in Lisbon with the wooded lot. Drew just can’t get enough trees!

However, we specifically went to this open house because the listing realtor was one we previously met at another open house and wanted to reconnect with her. I’m pretty sure when we are officially ready to house hunt, we’ll use her.


Open Housing Again

Yesterday was another dreaming day. While Drew and my dad were golfing for a missions charity event for LifeChurch, my mom and I went to two open houses – as well as explored some neighborhoods. This might be dangerous, but I can easily picture Drew and I in almost any house I see – not sure if that’s good or bad. And then I get attached to homes and then I have to “break up” with a house when someone buys it 🙁

Here is the first house we visited, which is in Clover Ridge in Sussex. We like this location because it’s right off of 164, so it’s quick to get to all the shopping in Pewaukee. This home was a bit out of our budget, but we figured we’d still check it out. While it’s an amazing home – this one isn’t for us. Mainly because it doesn’t have those two separate living spaces. Also, because it was priced above our budget – and it was priced to sell with a lot of showings, meaning it’s going to get scooped up asap.

The second home we toured had to be fast, as we got to the showing late – but the showing agent was kind enough to let us take a quick peek. It’s located out in Lisbon – on the border of Menomonee Falls and Sussex. It isn’t in our preferred neighborhood, but the lot with tons of trees and the larger rooms make up for it.  The main thing on Drew’s wish list is trees – he doesn’t like the look of a house that is brand new and has no landscaping. It’s a cape cod, but has two stories and has a great layout, wood floors, white trim, and a bonus sun room.

We’d love to buy it (after looking at it again), but we’ve got to get some other stuff handled first such as our first time home buying seminar, finishing up our downpayment and getting pre-approved. Fingers crossed some great homes stay on the market or they keep popping up for us.