Friday, January 08, 2010

We're pre-approved

Yikes! It sure has been awhile since I've updated. Oh's a new year so let's not dwell on the slacking I did in 2009, let's move on.

So Jim and I are officially on the hunt for a house. We decided to keep the new mortgage payment rather conservative so we can still afford our condo (which we are planning to rent) payment in case something happens.

We're currently in an 1100 sq. ft. condo and I'm ready to move. I realize some people say that size is fine, and it is, but it all has to do with the layout. Our condo is two stories and layout just doesn't work for us. We have a small, galley style kitchen which I hate. What I do LOVE about our place though is the 9x9 closet in the master bedroom. Our bedroom is pretty big too. I have a feeling we won't be finding a new house with such a large closet lol.

Here's what we're looking for in our new home:

Minimum 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
Minimum 1500 sq. ft.
0.3+ acre lot would be nice
Prefer all brick construction but willing to compromise on that
Basement is an absolute must!
At least a 2-car garage (preferably attached)

I don't want to make the must-have list too long because I think it would just end in disappointment. I've already been getting listings from our realtor and we'll officially go out and start looking on the 17th. It probably would have been this weekend, but we're headed to our cabin this weekend.

We're so excited!!