jason and i have been talking through the pros and cons of different house options.
we drove last night to look at a little bit of land.
i find the tiniest yellow house on mill street fascinating.
my love for both town and country can make my head spin.
can you help me find our next home/lot?
backstory, when we moved into our current home, we didn’t realize we’d just have one child.
but that’s how it is and we’re happy as could be – except that our home is on the too big side for us.
we’ve been so busy that there hasn’t really been much time to examine it but it’s been a topic of conversation the last few months for jason and i.
what we know we want: small, well-built, energy efficient and affordable (so we can live on one income and save the other)
other big considerations:
* location – we aren’t thinking of a large piece of land (it would be outside our budget – last night’s drive was to look at 1.5 acres that would have 9 neighbors on similar sized lots)
* walkability (that’s the huge plus for our current home - although we drive a short distance to jason’s work/audrey’s school – it’s SO walkable for absolutely everything else)…even if we can’t walk to our grocery, it’s really nice to have a walkable area since our favorite post-dinner activity is one we borrowed from the brilliant italians who have coined a term for it: passeggiata.
*cuteness aka: curb appeal
* if it’s an existing small home, lots of interior light is crucial for me
* and really, on size, we could go small.
we have a small family, i prefer small neighborhoods. i drive a small car. you get the picture!
we don’t love commuting so staying in lexington/super close to lexington would be our ideal. (jason travels two days a week so being near the interstate or bluegrass parkway would be a plus)
so, i’m crowdsourcing the finding of our next home/property – more than one set of eyes is helpful in this sort of thing! if you see something small and cute, jot me a note with the address!
and if you find something we buy, the winner gets a free photo session and digital collection :)
and really, this is what people get realtors for, right? but somehow i’d feel guilty if they show us 15 options and we don’t love any of them (we’re looking for a long term fit) and i’m willing to be patient (we’re not at all in a huge hurry – and that feels counter to what would benefit the realtor)…we’ll absolutely use a realtor to sell our home!
image note: from a museum visit on our new england road trip this summer