Quick update: we found a house in King County WA (maybe I’ll be more specific later), put an offer on it over the weekend, had it accepted and now have the inspection today. Yeah, crazy!
It was a place we thought had potential months ago then someone’s offer was accepted before we could go see it and we just went on with our lives. Well, that person’s financing fell through and the house came back on the market, so we jumped on it.
The house was built in 1949 (3 years older than our first home in Minnesota), one story with basement, owned by the same couple since the 60’s and maintained very well. There’s a large 2 car garage (hello, workspace) and nicely landscaped yard with fence (yay for the pups). It has 2 bedrooms + 1 bath upstairs and a clean, unfinished basement with a bathroom and loads of potential. Total square footage is around 2,600 with about 1,400 upstairs.
Don’t get me started on the storage. We were told that much storage is rare. The ceiling is coved like our last house. The only thing I’m not crazy about (besides the kitchen having an addition that wasn’t properly tied into the existing foundation and had some settling, causing cracks in the kitchen…more on that later) are the textured walls. It’s everywhere. I’ll get over it. It is in need of updating and some repairs, but nothing like the last place. Oh and this time we have hardwood floors under the carpet! I love the character.
The MLS photos don’t do it justice, so I promise to shoot some myself.
Here we go again (I hope)!