Sunday, October 17, 2010

Housing Crisis

This is our current house which is under contract, it is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/1 bath home with 1980 square feet.
This house is for sale in our neighborhood, it has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath with 2450 square feet and it has an extra lot that is available for purchase. This house needs hardwood floors, the master bedroom is kinda small and there is only one small closet in the master bedroom.

This is the house that we have tried to buy twice and each time something has happened and the contract has fallen through on the sellers part, well now that we have our house under contract I looked at the house again and this time they are asking $5000 more and will not leave the stove or refrigerator and this house also needs hardwood floors and its at the very top of our budget.
We have so many decisions to make. We have found one house to rent for 6 months but they are asking $1500 per month it needs to be painted, carpets cleaned and baseboards installed in 3 rooms and its 25 minutes from the boy's school on a narrow, curvy country road. I think we should rent for a while so we don't rush into a house that we really don't like but I really don't like the location of the rental house. I know you are thinking just find another rental but the problem with that is there isn't anything, we live in a very rural part of Kentucky, nice housing is very hard to come by. What would do and which house do you like best?


Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love both options!They are both gorgeous...I don't know about one small closet, though-I can't share a closet with my hubby-so that would be a problem for me...

marina said...

Wow all those houses are just picture perfect. How could you choose!
Thanks for popping my blog, I couldn't reply to your comment as you are a 'no reply' blogger so I thought I would pop over and visit.
Belated birthday wishes.

CreationsForEleanor said...

I like the one in your neighborhood, of course I have a house that is over 100 years old and we do not have a closet in our bedroom:) Also, the second house seems to have baggage - how do they keep falling through and they want more? Either way, you will find the right house BUT I feel for you, what a hard decision!

Pamela said...

I think renting is a wonderful option till you find your dream home!!