Mostly the problems have been that the homes are located in areas that would become inaccessible once bad weather came - snow, rain, etc. We like the mountains, but weren't too keen to live on the side of one, off of a "road" that had seen better days. Call me spoiled, but I like blacktop to drive on. :)
We had narrowed our search to two towns south of where we currently live and our sales agent has been diligent, sending us a few listings every week. But we weren't finding anything.
Yesterday afternoon I was bored so I went searching myself. And I found one. Actually I found THE one.
It is everything we want in a home. 3 br, 2 bath - one level living with a finished basement for extra space - equidistant between Pooldad's job and Squirrel's college - 6 acres, partially fenced with out buildings for horses, goats and chickens - new kitchen [that's a bonus] - on a paved road. And the view?
Kind of seals the deal, doesn't it?
Even better is the mortgage would be $800 less than we are paying now. That would be such a relief and allow us a bigger cushion just "in case".
I would jump on the phone to my realtor right this second but [and it is a big but] I researched the public schools [specifically the high school] and they suck. Big. Low test scores, over crowding, higher drop out rate, teacher turnover. . .just to name few of the differences between here and there.
I really don't think I have it in me to uproot Wallene from her beloved high school and all her friends to move an hour away from all she knows.
But a girl can dream, can't she? :D
Have a good one Tadpoles. Glad it is the weekend, aren't you?