Monday, May 11, 2009

For sale

So we are getting our house ready to put on the market. Cleaning out closets, clutter and such. We will get a storage unit to put everything in including some furniture so everything will look open and so much room.
We have to paint alot of the the rooms inside. I like color alot. I like strong colors alot. So we going somewhat more neutral.
Putting our dining room and hutch in storage, putting in a pub style table with a very small console table in the dining room instead. Then we will see if we put the island in or leave it out.
So much work.
We did look at a house last weekend, I've been looking at in online alot! HOWEVER, the reason we started this journey was more space, more land with water rights. Not a long of land just a min. of 5 acres or more. In the are we want, there are TWO choices, and both are at opposite ends of the choice bar. One is heavier on the land with water rights, but lots of work and extra money to do the work on the house. The other is heavy on the just move into the house and enjoy, but less land with no water, although supposedly there are supposed to be rights or a way. So we are looking into the "way".
Now I will tell you I am emotional about both. They say to never get emotional about buying a house, but I really don't know how you don't, if your emotions are not involved why would you buy?
Anyway the one house happens to be across the street, the same age as our house about 35 years old, but with a basement. However it really needs work, it has a wood stove which has to go and a gas fireplace put in its place, lots of drywall, insulation, paint, new carpeting, tearing down one very ugly rock wall, etc. etc.
It has a small kitchen and a small dining room. The only way to make those bigger is to build out. Without the kitchen build out, its a min. of 10 grand. With the whole thing about 50k. Will the house be worth it? Can I sell it later on for that price?
With all of that it would still only have 2 bathrooms. Now the land and water are no issues, 12 acres with water rights, stay in the same area.
Other house has only 5 acres with the water issues, these issues may literally take it off the table. The house is excellent. Small bedrooms, master is good sized, medium size kitchen and dining. Nice basement, like I said ready to move in and relax! But the water must be figured out or off the list it goes.
Alot of work.
Stay tuned.

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