We spent a good portion of Saturday afternoon while Brennan was at a birthday party and the girls were at the sitters checking out houses in the area.
We've been looking at listings for the last 3 months or so. Most of the houses in our area are much smaller than what we need. We've got a large family that needs lots of room.
The first house we looked at was really nice, but no basement and thus really no storage to think of. It was electrical issues as well that would have to be fixed. The backyard was decent sized and the bedrooms were nice and big.
The second house was HUGE, but needed a decent amount of work done to it. It had a great entry way with 2 different sets of stairs to get to the second floor. The attic was completely remodeled, but the stairs were super steep and that freaked me out quite a bit. The bedrooms were rather small too. The basement was disgusting.
The third house is very nice. Large backyard with multiple decks. A fenced in pool with deck around it that has been maintained. What could be 5 bedrooms and it's close to the middle school where Jadyn will be for the next 4 years. 2.75 bathrooms is always a great thing and the basement makes for a great play room & rec room with plenty of storage.
I looked around more today for other houses in the area. There just isn't much out there for our family size that doesn't cost an absolute fortune.