On Monday I gave ya a tour of three homes we walked through last weekend. Some were better than others, but none of the Seattle homes we looked at tickled our fancy. I have a confession to make though, there was one home that did… I just didn’t want to tell you about it. How scandalous of me right?
As you know, I work from home and Girl Ninja is a teacher. This affords us a little more flexibility in location that the average joe. But just because we could live anywhere, doesn’t mean we want to live everywhere. We have our eyes on very specific communities within Seattle, Edmonds, and Everett. After touring the Seattle homes, we walked through one in Edmonds that got us a little excited…
and for a little idea of where it is in relationship to the Puget Sound…
Here are the stats on the house.
- 3 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 1,428sqft, 0.4 acre (17,000 square feet) lot
- $375,000 list price, For Sale By Owner
We spent about 20 minutes in the house on Saturday. A very awkward 20 minutes. Since it was a FSBO property the sellers met us at the house and showed us around. Normally Girl Ninja and I would speak freely about what we did and didn’t like about a house as we walked through. With the sellers standing 2 feet from us, we didn’t feel like we could. It just made the whole experience feel weird.
We looked at six more houses on Monday, but can’t seem to shake this Edmonds charmer. We don’t know if we want to buy it, but we do know we want to walk through it again, without the sellers being around. The other night I couldn’t sleep so I wrote down a bunch of pros and cons about the house. Here are a just a few of them…
I could write a million more things about the house, but until we’ve walked through it a second time it’s kind of pointless. We’ll be looking at it with a much more critical eye. Quite possibly the suckiest thing about liking this house is the timing. In a perfect world we would have come across this place a few months from now, when we were a little more cultured in the house hunting process.
Gah, I’m not cut out for this stuff. It’s too stressful. Maybe we should rent for a couple more decades