On the hunt

Micah and I have been going back and forth about what to do once our lease is up here in our rental townhouse.  Our lease expires in a month.  And we really aren’t big fans of packing and moving (really, who is?)

In the past couple years, we’ve moved four times(Granted two of those were to and from Korea).  Still, if we move again – we would like to make it more of a permanent thing.

So, fortunately for us, our landlords agreed to a five-month lease extension….which gives us ample (hopefully) enough time to buy a house!  We didn’t want to be rushed into buying a house…because of an expiring lease on our rental.  Not smart.

So we’ve been doing a bit of house-searching and a bit of property viewing – but no luck so far (pictures are seriously, SO deceptive).  We want to stay in Seattle – but you know…the good, fun, things to do, relatively easy access to freeways, area of Seattle (sorry Eastside).  Location, as we know, is the biggest factor.  Oh…and there’s the pesky thing called budget.  Boo!!!  Who’s with me?  Boo!!!!

We’ve gotten our pre-approval letter and have a $$$ in mind that Micah and I are comfortable with – so, now it’s about finding the right house.  We aren’t looking for perfect, but we have a few “really, really, really, would like to haves” – for example, a big kitchen, and double sinks in the bathroom. Smile

Will keep you posted on our hunt!

3 Responses to “On the hunt”

  1. 1 Katie Fingeroot August 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Speaking from someone who just finished a house hunt- you get more for your money out of Seattle. Features such as a nice kitchen and modern renovated touches are going to be double IN Seattle than they are in say, Mountlake Terrace. Property taxes are like, half, in Snohomish county from what you pay in King co. It was what finally put us over the edge to move further north. Let me know if you want to hear more about our house hunting experience!

  2. 2 muchadoaboutlisa August 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Katie! Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did you guys end up moving? We really would like to stay in Seattle, but yeah – to get something more turnkey – we probably won’t find that. 😦

  3. 3 Katie Fingeroot August 10, 2011 at 5:36 am

    We are going to be off 236th in mountlake terrace- it’s not that bad. We currently live off 85th and Aurora so what’s another few freeway exits? We are going to be right by the park & ride so bus to work is going to be super convenient. Good time to buy though no matter where you end up!!

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