House hunting!

My husband and I are in the process of looking for our first house. I’m really excited! Our 700 square foot apartment is just getting too small to run two businesses, house all of our junk AND still have room for my quilting. Right now, my “quilting room” is a corner in our living room next to the front door. Not good enough!

Termites? Wood rot? Both? Not a good sign of things to come...

Unfortunately, most of the homes in our area, in our price range, are short sales and foreclosures. As a result, many of the homeowners were (understandably) upset and left the homes in varying states of disarray. Many just didn’t have the money to keep up with the maintenance of the home, so in a lot of cases there is a lot of work to be done. Some of them are fine, other than needing some new carpet and landscaping. Others, like the picture at the left, need a LOT more work. We don’t really have the time or money for a huge fixer upper, so I’m hoping we can find something close to turn-key.

Either way, I have a feeling this is going to be a long process! Wish us luck. 🙂