Thursday, February 7, 2008

A buyers market...

Matt and I have decided that since we are going to be living in Carson for a while (who knows...maybe even a year or two...) we would try to invest in a house. Right now everyone says that this is a buyers market and Carson is indeed seeing the lowest prices on houses since the 90's . Matt and I both firmly believe in the value of owning real estate, and that renting, especially at 1200 - 1400 per month is throwing your money away without the chance of seeing any return. I personally HATE renting because I love the freedom to do what I want with my home and not worry about my landlord. I am also really excited about designing a nursery, and having a garden. I guess I am just a sucker for remodeling, thoughts of walking slowly through Lowes keeps me awake at night!!! We put in an offer yesterday for this home:

http://www.idxcentral.com/snar/idxsearch.cfm?idxid=bgremax&pg=profile&mls=70020209&start=1&list=5&from_price=0&to_price=200000&sqft=1100&bed=3&bath=0&comarea=222%2C230%2C242%2C250%2C271%2C261%2C202%2C281%2C221%2C211%2C272%2C263&ptype=Single%20Family&rows=5&do=any&acmin=0&acmax=99999&ybmin=0&garmin=0&stories=any&horse=any&fl=any&lo=any&loid=any&la=any

It needs some work. The whole thing, ceilings, walls, cabinets, are all painted white, which is nice because it is like they primered everything for us. The bathrooms are in good shape, the backyard is AWESOME!! It is a place that would be easy to move in and do the work slowly because it is all cosmetic. We are supposed to hear back on the offer on 2/9. I have also found a nursery idea that I am excited about:

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_design_childrens/article/0,1793,HGTV_3367_4628552_09,00.html

So, we will see. There were some other houses in the area that were good options, but this one was definately the favorite. I am trying not to get too attached.

4 comments:

Kim said...

That is a great house! When will you hear something back? The colors of the nursery are really close to Josiah's.

Sherry said...

WOW! You guys move fast. The 9th will be here before you know it. The backyard looks big. The dogs would love it.

Stacey said...

I think that is such a cute house! I love the color of it.

The nursery idea is exactly something I would pick...I love the colors...you know me and green.

So remind me...when do you have the ultrasound that you can find out the sex..I am thinking something like 27 weeks but my memory might be wrong. It is funny thinking about that I found the film the the hospital gave me of my ultrasound with Maddie and showed it to her yesterday. She said she looked like an alien!

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Kim said...

Kells, you have to check out http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9424692
Not that you're a nerd, but I thought these were great!