A ROOM IN THE MAYBE HOUSE: Ugh. Who knew house hunting could be so exhausting? I am not sure of the protocol of taking pictures during open houses and private showings and then posting it on my blog so I’m using the most generic photos. Charlie and I have been looking at houses for a over a month, and we found one house that got a “maybe” from more than a dozen houses we visited.

A HOUSE TOO BIG TOO SPENDY: The more houses Charlie and I explored the more we were able to fine tune our search criteria. Hoping to host guests (his parents, my dad, and friends) once we become homeowners, we would like at least one guest bedroom with a bathroom. A two-car garage is definitely on Charlie’s “must have” list, and all I want is an ice maker with my refrigerator.

THE HOUSE ON A CORNER OF A POPULAR STREET: Just from exploring the outside of the house first, Charlie and I weren’t too impressed but the homeowners impressed with their major renovations to the inside. Unfortunately, a huge yard to maintain and being so close to a popular street made the decision to say “no” easy.

THE ALMOST SAID “YES” HOUSE: After exploring the house for what seemed like hours, Charlie and I were thisclose to saying “yes,” but once we stepped away from the property and talked about the cons, we said “no.” First, the backyard was huge and wasn’t really usable due to a slope. Second, we weren’t thrilled huge power lines weaved through the backyard. Third, we liked the house but did we “love” it?

THE MAYBE LEANING TOWARD YES HOUSE: Other than replacing a few major hardware, Charlie and I decided on a firm bid, but another buyer offered a higher bid, which the homeowner accepted. We weren’t too sad or heartbroken that we didn’t nab the house, but that means we’re still searching for the perfect house.

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