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House Hunting Diaries

the journey to our first home

By Jennifer Eggleston | Home Buyer in Madison, WI

Houses I Like

I thought I'd list some of the houses I really like here - these are homes for sale in my area that my husband and I both like. We are still working on saving a downpayment right now, so we've only been doing "imaginary house hunting" so far - but if we had the money, these are the homes I'd be very interested in.

This house has a really gorgeous kitchen and decent curb appeal, but the square feet is on the small side. It seems very small for the price, but again, really nice kitchen.

We pass by this house a lot and I think it's cute as a button. I love the fireplace and the kitchen and it has a nice back yard.

I think this house is absolutely gorgeous but it's definitely out of our price range. Still, curb appeal is oh my goodness gorgeous. We would definitely like to have a 2 car garage and I love front porches, but for our first house, we'll likely be looking for something smaller and definitely cheaper.


By Dan Bowden,  Fri Jan 29 2010, 13:12
It is a little dangerous to look too far out of your price range as it will make settling for a house in your range very difficult. On your first note about the beautiful kitchen and then your statement about the house being priced high for the size, those items usually come hand in hand. Often a recently improved house, possibly over improved house will generally be demanding top dollar. I do think you are doing the right / smart thing by looking in advance but try and stay away from the "Parade Homes", as it will skew your focus!!
Dan Bowden
Restaino & Associates

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