ON RENT! Whoa, I feel sick about that. I am never going to see that money again. When I found out about that, I started thinking about how nice it would be to buy our own place and stop this renting business. Chris, of course, agreed whole-heartedly. So the process has begun.
Last night we saw five homes that I never want to see again. Ever. They looked decent online, but they smelled and the neighbor’s yard was trashy. I know that this is just our first home. This isn’t our dream home, but there are some things that I don’t want to compromise.
We need at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I want a closet in the master bedroom that can fit both of our clothes. (Chris currently uses the closet in the nursery as his. Both of our closets are tiny.) I want to live in a good neighborhood. That was the most disappointing thing about last night. I welcome a house that needs work. I would love a good fixer-upper IF it was in a friendly, safe and clean neighborhood. It all comes down to the kitchen and square footage with Chris. We would both love to live closer to Chris’s work in Provo, but… Provo!? I don’t know if there is a nice, affordable, safe place there. All five homes that we looked at last night were in Provo and I was depressed after seeing them. Blah.
Then there is always the option of a townhouse. We can get a newer and more updated place for the money, but is it a good investment? There is so much we have to learn. We hope to be in a new place by December. We love our apartment, it’s PERFECT, but it keeps stealing our money and is never going to give it back. Hmph.