Friday, October 15, 2010

if only we were in the market.

Jordan and I agree: We're going to try to pay off our student loans (and my car... almost there!) before we even think about purchasing a home. We're a couple of years away from reaching our goal, but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming about this home I pass by every morning on my way to work. If and when Jordan and I are ready to purchase our first place, this is the kind of home I'd like it to be. (And, wouldn't you know, the price is absolutely affordable!)

{photos and home information here}

The saddest part about this adorable and unique home? It's been on the market for months, maybe even a year. I've got that Anne Shirley imagination going for me, so every morning I pass by the place, I get a little sad. Won't somebody love this place? I mean, built in bookcases and glass doorknobs? What more could a homeowner possibly want?

And Jordan, if you're reading, I mean, I'm completely with you on this whole Dave Ramsey thing. But, you know, if, just if, you ever change your mind... I'll be totally supportive. 'Cause that's just the kind of wife I am.


Anonymous said...

This place is ADORABLE!! Maybe it'll be on the market when you're ready and I can live vicariously through you while you blog about homeownership.

Lauren said...

Seriously, what an adorable house! Maybe it's staying on the market until you guys can buy it?? :)

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Staley Mc said...

That house is adorable! I love cute little houses! Hope you have a great weekend!

Jilliebeanie said...

My husband and I are looking for our next piece of real estate - this house is so DREAMY!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness... I've been looking at your blog for a few weeks now (don't remember how I linked to it...) but I HAD to comment today.

That house is absolutely the last word in houses. I'm in love with it now, too. Your Anne of the Island reference was perfect! That house deserves love and laughter. On the other hand though, I too am a Dave Ramsey follower... so I know just what you mean about that, too. It's hard to be patient sometimes. I'm working on my emergency fund and then student loan, too.

Best wishes! I hope you get to put a light in the window of that house. :)

~ Stephanie

morgan said...

That house is super cute!! It looks just like you!'s the real estate agent! :)

Most of us will have a house payment our whole lives! We have everything going for us right now! Home prices are at rock bottom. Interest rates are at ALL TIME LOWS! (I kid you not, 2 of my clients just got 2.375%!!! AHHHH!!! I almost had a heart attack that's so good.) When you are renting, it's like throwing that money in the trash every month. As a homeowner, you are building up equity in something that will make you money later. It's an investment. You can get more of a home now than you ever could, and build towards something later.

I totally support your Dave Ramsey following, just would caution on a few aspects. Be sure you're building your credit! That's SO important when you go to purchase a home (unless you pay cash). Mortage companies want to see that you can handle a CREDIT CARD...I know it's an ugly thing. I say treat it like a debit card. Write the transactions in your check register and PAY IT OFF EVERY MONTH!!!!!!!!!! Things like your power bill, paying back student loans, and monthly rent do not do much toward credit building. Unfortunately, it's the world we live in.

Thoughts from the world of real estate and things I encounter daily...take it or leave it, embrace it or question it. *sigh* Hopefully, it's helpful!

Bec said...

My husband and I are in the same position and last weekend I found my dream house (very similar to yours!) and it makes it hard to know someone else will buy it before we are able to. The good news is, our city has a whole district full of these houses!

stephanie said...

wow what a bright gorgeous house! i love the floors too!

maybe it's been on sale for so long because it's waiting for you two to buy it :)

Betsy said...

Seriously, you have such great taste! That house is perfectly picturesque :)