Friday, February 19, 2010

House Shopping

We’ve been talking about buying a house to get in on the incredible deals out there right now.  We’d like to get something we could stay in for years to come as our family grows.  (And no, that is not an announcement.)  Our original plan was to own our condo for about 3 or 4 years.  We’ve owned it for 5 years now, but we don’t want to take the loss to sell it, so if we buy we’re planning to just rent it out again.  Might as well have someone else pay the mortgage until the value goes back up. 

We’re looking for something on the east side of Vancouver with more square footage, a yard, no common walls, and no major repairs needed.  Today our realtor showed me a NICE 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house that was built in the 1990s, is around 2000ft, and located on a quiet cul-de-sac.  I even met one of the neighbors who was very nice and has a son around Desmond’s age.  The back yard could be a little bigger, but there is definitely enough space to run around.  We’ve already been approved for a loan and it’s close to the price we’re willing to pay.  It’s hard for me not to get too excited because Davin still needs to see it, someone else could offer before we do, and an inspection could show something we can’t see.  Plus maybe there’s another house just like it that will post in a few weeks except with a bigger yard and a better commuter location.  God knows, so we’re praying that He makes it very clear on which direction we should go.  Still, I can’t help but feel giddy!  This beautiful sunshine helps everything seem more positive, too.