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Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Hi All,


Here goes....we are thinking about making another move.....just thinking at this point.


We both have features that we would like in any home that we purchase.


Between the two of you, talk about one story vs two story; large yard or small yard; carpet, tile, hardwood, or vinyl flooring?


What types of fixures are important to each of you? Do you prefer an open floor plan or not?


Large or small kitchen? Gas or electric stove?


Indoor laundry room? (When we were first married, ours was in the garage. I have been thankful that every other house we've lived in has had an indoor laundry room.....when I was growing up, we actually had to step out the back door and into the laundry room - which was essentially in the garage, but we couldn't acess it through the garage - it was crazy working on laundry when the weather was rainy!)


Do you want a shower or bathtub - or both in the master bath?


How many bedrooms? Formal living or dining? Gameroom or mancave? Study or craft room? Two car garage or perhaps three?


Would you prefer something that needs some TLC and fix it up yourselves, or do you want a move in ready home?


When you are searching, are things like school districts and tax rates something that you look at? (Right now, we're thinking hard about tax rates as ours have been steadily rising....sigh)


So many things to think about!


Just a tip - drive through any prospective neighborhoods at night to check out how many folks park on the street. In our neighborhood, it has increased seemingly exponentially since we moved here....it's becoming a challenge just to enter or leave the subdivision sometimes because street parking prevents two vehicles from passing each other.


Good thing a house isn't a lifelong committment, isn't it?  ;)


Have a grand day in the Lord ~

Joyce

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