Saturday, March 06, 2010
The House Post
Well it must be the beginning of a new year because we’re moving again! Hopefully for the last time in a long, long while! While the housing market has not crashed as much in Dallas as other parts of the country, it’s mostly because everything here is just dirt cheap to begin with. Alison brought up the idea of moving into a house first. Her aunt is a real estate agent down here in Dallas, and made everything pretty easy for us. We came up a budget of $100-$120,000 and wanted to stay in Euless to be close to the airport for work. We saw about 10 houses in all. Most were crap, some were okay but not really us. One was decent but way overpriced. We were about to put in a lowball offer on it when the new one came onto the market. We looked at it right away. It is light years ahead of the other homes at its price. They accepted with very minor tweaks to the contract.
The house is an older house, built in 1963, which means it’s got some wear and tear, but nothing too major. The only problems I see are the weakass electrical system and a little bit of remodeling in the master bedroom. Other than that just a lot of elbow grease, and time. The inside is nice, almost 1700 sq feet which is more space than we know what to do with at the moment. What really sold the house was the backyard. It’s got a nice backyard with a few big trees for shade, landscaping is already done, a huge porch for grilling and stuff, and an addition to the house in the form of a nice sunroom which, located between the kitchen and the future grill, will be our dining room. Our option period is over, so it’s pretty much a done deal pending our financing now.
Should be looking good by quakecon, which was announced for August 12-15 at the Hilton Anatole, downtown Dallas. You should come on down and visit! Also, free standby airline tickets to the first 2 people who offer to help us move in April! :D
Not any really good pictures of the inside yet. Will post when I have them.