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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fixer Upper, Anyone?

It's always hard to move....for many reasons. Leaving friends and having to make new ones is probably the hardest. Luckily for us, moving back to Monroe, we already know the area and have friends here. The hard part about this move has been selling our house. Ya, I know, I sound like a broken record...sorry.
It's been over two months since I left the house we are trying to sell. We have decided to just put everything in storage and wait to sell our house before we commit to another home. It has NOT been easy!

Living in a tiny apartment with a refrigerator that does not work, and a kitchen with literally no counter tops is very difficult for someone who likes to cook. Seems like we wind up at Taco Bell more and more these days. 

Since we lowered the price of our home by a TON last week, we have had more traffic. In fact we had another showing today. Hoping all goes well with that! Everyone seems to like it ok, but it's either too big or too small. 

In the meantime, I found a house, but not sure it is in an area we want. The neighborhood is nice, but we had our hearts on, well, not there. Also, this house needs some work. It was built in 1959, and the kitchen needs a lot of work. The carpet in the living room has been ripped out, so that needs to be replaced...AND...the heat and air are in horrible condition...as in; does not work. We don't know the age of the roof, and then there are all the hidden things. I'm not sure we are up for all the work, but we might be able to get something like this for a great price, and make it our own. There are a lot of pros and cons. 

As you have noticed, I have been on the internet here and there because, well, we have been trying to cut back and that was one thing we cut. Now that we have internet, I've been doing some more investigating on fixer uppers. It might be fun, but I don't know. I really hate making these type of decisions. 

Have any of you had experiences with fixer upper homes? I'd like to hear your story.

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