This one looks promising.
Yesterday when we were on our way to that terrible disappointing abandoned house with the freakishly scary driveway we passed through another county. I didn’t realize that this county line was so close! I’d never looked for houses for sale in this county because I thought it would be too far from Tyler’s work. Turns out, it’s not! At least parts of the county aren’t.
So when we got home I looked up houses in that area and found one that I love. It’s $150,000 which is exactly the top of the price range we are pre-approved for with Tyler’s current income as a temp.
We are not approved for two mortgages, so we’d have to list our house for sale and make an offer on the other property contingent upon the sale of our house. That kind of stinks, but we don’t have much choice.
This afternoon we drove to this farm property to see if it was acceptable.
I love, love, love the location. It’s only about 20 minutes outside of Lexington, which is where our parents live. It’s only 12 miles from Tyler’s work! It’s in a perfect spot, tucked between large gorgeous horse farms.
The house has 6.6 acres and two barns. One barn is a typical tobacco style barn, it looked like they were using it as a garage. It was right up next to the house and driveway.
(These aren’t my pictures. I just saved them from the real estate listing. We couldn’t walk around the property today because people were living there and home.)
Then there is also this AMAZING horse barn. Holy crap, holy crap!!
This is the inside of it, crappy pictures…I’ve noticed real estate agents do not have good photography skills around here.
Aren’t the stalls perfect? This is a really nice barn from what the pictures show.
And the land…the 6.6 acres are all fenced and flat.
There’s a large pond on the back of the property which thrills me and terrifies me all at once.
I worry about my children drowning. Maybe that’s unlikely, but it’s a fear I have.
I imagine the pond filled with fish and ducks.
I just love the land on this property.
The house is not bad. Not my dream house, but it’s not horrible. It needs some redecorating, which is no big deal. I can do that gradually over time.
This is what you see from the road frontage. Not very much curb appeal.
I think that is actually the side of the house facing the road? The driveway leads around to this entrance, which looks a bit nicer.
The front/back whatever that is porch is huge!
The house is 1,700 square feet. That should be big enough for us, at least for the next 5 years!
This is the kitchen.
Not too shabby. It has two ovens! I kind of like the outdated cabinets. I can’t tell what kind of counters it has from this picture…maybe old ugly ones. Also can’t tell what kind of flooring it has.
But I love that window above the sink with room to sit plants in the sill.
The living room is ugly. I would have to repaint that first, probably before we even moved in. We would save up to put in hardwood floor or something other than carpet, because carpet grosses me out.
It’s too hard to keep carpet clean with pets and little kids, I’d much rather have something I can mop squeaky clean on a regular basis.
This is maybe a dining room?
The house has three bedrooms. It only shows this one…which is so dark. More repainting ASAP.
I’m a little worried the bedrooms might be tiny.
There’s no picture of the one bathroom. (Wish it had two, but I’ll settle for one considering the land is amazing.)
The house is listed as having a partial unfinished basement with exterior entrance. I’m not sure what that means. Like a storm cellar?
Regardless, I’d feel better having a basement of any kind during tornado season.
So I love the land, but I’m unsure about the house. It’s totally impossible to tell until you see it in person because these real estate listings always lie.
Tyler is going to call our relator this weekend and see if we can set up a time next week to view the house. The realtor is out of town right now.
In order to put our house on the market we have to do some small projects, like hang closet doors, repaint the bathroom, clean out the garage, and pack up some of our things so the house is less cluttered. All of that will probably take one full week if we work hard.
Our house is all updated–nice new tile floors, hardwood that I will re-wax, new windows, new light fixtures, totally new everything in the bathroom…hopefully someone will buy it if we list it for sale.
Of course I’m not listing it for sale unless this farm property is The One and they accept an offer.
All of this requires so much waiting and patience and prayer. Can’t I just snap my fingers and make it happen?