I’m exhausted and terrified now - I just put in an offer on a house I very much like, and it’s driving me mad!
It’s a lot of things I want - it’s an old (1928) bungalow, in a pretty desirable area of town although not the most desireable. It’s very nice inside and spacious for the type of house I’m looking for. 1700 square feet, one story, brick with a nice porch. 3/1.5. I’d redo the bathrooms, as the charm has been renovated all out of htem and replaced with ugly. Otherwise, it’s pretty move-in-able.
Problems: it’s on more of a slope than I’d want, and the back door has a lot of steps out of it. I’d like to add a garage, but getting into the house from a garage would almost have to involve going through the front door as opposed to a short protected walkway. The kitchen’s small, as are the bathrooms, but that’s what you get with these little bungalows and that doesn’t really bother me so much, since I love the houses. The location isn’t fabulous - it’s on a busyish street for the neighborhood, there’s a lot of renters around, it’s on the edge of the neighborhood, there’s a power substation down the road. The yard is kind of weird - bigger than I’d want and to the side of the house instead of the back. There’s a house two streets farther into the neighborhood which has a much better location but needs a lot of work and is not really as nice on the inside; I’m still considering at that one.
So - what should I be thinking about now? What should I go back and take a look at? What do I need to consider RIGHT NOW while I’m not tied into anything? Anecdotes, facetia, satire, etc? Somebody tell me it’s okay if a better perfect house comes on the market the week after I close!