but. there's another part of me that wants to skip the downtown experience all together, and get into a house. i understand the practicalities of living downtown, and it makes sense, and i'm happy to. but i can't help but look at the real estate available in our potential price range. i drive my husband crazy doing this...but i can't help it. every few months (this has gone on for over a year) i find a great little house, the kind that i-want-right-now-and-i-can't-live-without-it-and-it's-perfect-for-a-million-different-reasons. of course, we can't do anything about it right now. but now that the move is actually in this calendar year, it's tempting.
so anyway, the point of all this yada yada, is that i found a new favorite house this past week. meet my friend on 507 renfro street. (all pictures from realtor.com)
doesn't it just look like home?
and i love the trees
-half an acre lot
-price is very reasonable, would cost us less than renting
-2 1/2 bath
-1856 sq. ft -- fine for a starter home
-features a "workshop" (unsure of what this is but it sounds like a pro)
-original wood floors
-it is not the typical blah house that you see so many of around this part of dallas in our price range
-under 30 min. commute for the mister (based on google map search)
the cons: (this is a good exercise for me since my house love is blind)
-priced low enough that i'm a little worried about the neighborhood. and even if there are nice people there, would there be any families under 65 yr. old?
-there are no interior photos. that leaves me to wonder a lot.
-no clue if there are any structural/major issues with the house
-i do not think this house has a front door. ha ha, all i can make out from the photos is a little red side door. kinda weird i must admit. [see photo 2]
as you can see,
there are not many cons. i am in loooovveee with this little old place.
i hope that no one notices this little place for the next 5 months....that we automatically are approved for a home loan, that the whole process goes flawlessly, and that we have our first christmas in dallas in this little place. oh yeah, and somewhere in there, i have to convince my husband of all of this.
i have my work cut out for me.