I’m back but I’m still waiting for the pictures that the photographer took of my sister’s house so I can share them with you but let me tell you — it looks awesome!
I was there for one day short of two weeks and worked every single day. We did go shopping one day and to the beach for a few hours a couple times too, but it was mostly work.
I’m totally ok with that, that’s why I went.
My sister was in over her head trying to get her house on the market and had hired help that ended up creating more work…
I’ve been there!
I just finished “being there” on my own house so I knew what she was going through and went to help her out.
Working so hard on house projects so soon after …working so hard on house projects, made me realize that I am ready to NOT work so hard on a house.
I decided that I wanted to buy a nice new house that didn’t need a whole lot of tearing up and remodeling. Built ins and decorating- yes! Tearing out walls, replacing flooring, and every other thing in the house – not so much.
So, we made an offer on the one house that fit the bill (mostly) when I got back yesterday.
The seller came back without budging (hardly) so we walked away.
Now I’m back to looking at total fixer uppers, which are plentiful in this area!
I’m not super excited about taking on a complete home remodel again but it looks like that is what we are going to have to do.
I’ve never, in all my years of buying houses, seen such a poor excuse for options.
At this point, we have to give up on at least one of the things on our list that was a MUST have for our future house.
I can have a house with 9′ ceilings and literally no yard,
or I can have a house with 8′ ceilings with a great yard!
I think we can live with 8′ ceilings for a few years because I know I can make every other aspect of the house super cute and functional and awesome!
The thing I’m worried about is resale…
What would you do?