The Great House Hunt

To everyone, I bet “home” means something different.  To us Duffy’s,  it’s a place of great comfort – a place you hate to leave every morning and a place you can’t wait to get back to at the end of the day.  It’s typically filled with people and things you love to be around and a place where memories are constantly created.

I wish I could say exactly where that home will be for us, but we don’t know yet, because we’re still hunting for that home!  We got married just over a month ago and began searching as soon as we got back from our Honeymoon.  We’ve probably seen over 25 houses since we began hunting and even made an offer on one (we lost it to a higher bidder with a healthier down-payment).  We’ve certainly learned a lot, but I’m BUSTING at the seams to find our “Forever Home” and get settled.  I’d be ecstatic to find a place and be moved in by Labor Day, so we can have a Housewarming BBQ!

In case you’re interested in what we’re looking for in our “Forever Home,” here are our Must-Haves and Nice-To-Haves Lists:

Must Haves:

3+ Bedrooms

Bedrooms all on one floor OR if there are four bedrooms, three on one floor and one on another floor

1.5+ Bathrooms

Formal Dining Room

Garage

Basement

Nice-To-Haves:

Fireplace

Large Kitchen

Large Backyard

We’re really looking forward to tracking our progress towards becoming first-time homeowners (and everything that comes with that title) on our little blog here and we hope you’ll join us!  We’re big believers in “The More, the Merrier!”

And just as a little cliffhanger, the house featured in this post is one we’re dying to see and have a really good feeling about.  We’re tentatively scheduled to see the cute 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom expanded cape tomorrow (Tuesday), after work.  We were supposed to see this property last Saturday, but due to a scheduling conflict between our Buyer’s Agent and the Listing Agent, we were only able to see the outside of this house this past weekend – but based solely on the outside of it, we’re excited to see what promise the inside might hold.  I’ll be sure to update the blog after we’ve seen the house!