Monday, March 31, 2008

Big things may be happening

We looked at a house today. It's huge compared to what we're used to (3300 sq. feet). Four bedrooms. Could be 5 because there's a huge extra room that actually could be a master bedroom suite (there's a full bath off of it). Not really sure what we'd do with that area. Two and a half baths total. It's in the Back Mountain on a perfect large lot in a perfect area. It's getting ready to go into foreclosure, but it's not there yet. Looks like a short sale because it's very inexpensive for this area.

It needs a ton of cosmetic work (it's dirty, needs painted, a roof, carpets ripped out, etc.), but appears structurally sound to my untrained eye. I'm taking my dad and sister through it with the realtor tomorrow afternoon to see what they think because they are so much more experienced in this area. I've got myself all jazzed up and I shouldn't because of the ol' "if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't" syndrome. I really think that someone who can see potential is going to snatch this baby up. I think it's probably going to be worth almost double the asking price when it gets prettied up.

I'm excited and scared all at once. Could I possibly step into fantastic luck again buying a house (I got this one through an Estate sale for dirt cheap)? I guess I'll find out soon...


Terry said...

Good luck with it! I LOVE looking at (and buying) houses like that...ones that have so much potential and just need a little, sometimes major, TLC. Hoping it's a good buy for you! :)


Donna said...

That sounds awesome!! Good luck - I hope things work out!

rachel said...

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to say this to you, but, I have everything crossed for you :D

You guys are amazing and you deserve a big house where you can feel safe during the bad rain season.

No matter what, it will work out :D

Baby John's Crib said...

Sounds like a great house, good luck!