Suburban Life Problems

24 Jan

It happened again last night, and the watch thing again this morning (reset to 12 on the dot as soon as I walked in the bathroom). But we won’t dwell because that’s not what this blog is about! I just really need a nap. And a new house.

We’re officially going to look at our first houses this weekend! Yay! Fingers crossed nobody died there!

Too morbid?

Fine. (Still keeping my fingers crossed, though.)

So the other day I was talking to our agent, telling him what we want in a house. The conversation went a little something like this:

Me: We need a house with a driveway.

Him: Yeah… um… most houses in the suburbs have those.

Me: Oh, right. Awesome! Also, a dining room. Definitely a dining room.

Him: Yeah, um… again. Most houses have those.

Me: Oh. Huh. Right. Also, it has to be within walking distance to the train line.

Him: Ooook, I’ll add that to the list. (But it sounded like he was like, “Oh, yeah right, like you’re really going to WALK to the train station.”)

So, in recap – apparently I’ve lived in city dwellings for too long and forgot that houses have driveways and dining rooms, and apparently we’re going to be the only suburbanites who actually walk to public transportation. Suburban life problems!

Any tips for what to look for and what to avoid when looking at houses?? I’ve done plenty of research, but the more you know, right?



2 Responses to “Suburban Life Problems”

  1. Dolly January 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    three bedrooms, family room? open concept, yard…small large? fenced? fireplace? finished basement or one that could be finished…meaning not cellar like…since you noted dining room that means you want the separate dining room as opposed to say an eat in kitchen…so you prefer two floors? as opposed to a ranch style like ours? two bathrooms? (recommended or at least where one could be put in…

    • homemadeawesome January 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      yup, the ones we’re looking at have already passed the 3br, 1.5 bath, yard of some sort test. most have eat in kitchens because i want both 🙂 fireplace we can buy electric if need be, fence we can put in (but, yes, would be nice!). i’m talking, what are the red flags to look for in a property? i.e. there are a couple that have “asbestos ext.” which i’m assuming is safe, but doesn’t sound like it??

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