Last Sunday I had taken my morning walk with the dog, going to Julie’s instead of to Bug Light Park. I normally walk on the Greenbelt (a rails to trails walk), but decided on the way home to walk on a side of the street where I rarely walk. At the end of one street was a tiny, homemade sign that said “House For Sale By Owner” and a phone number. I walked up the street and there was a very small ranch that looked interesting. I called and set up an appointment and also notified my realtor to join me.
Now I have looked at several houses in the few weeks that I have been here and none of them have really moved me, so I was prepared for the same with this one. The house was empty and the minute I walked in, I thought “yes”. It is small, 806 square feet, with two bedrooms and a bath, a nice-sized kitchen, a deck, a one car garage and a dry basement. The yard is just what I wanted, small and manageable. The street is neat and quiet. It is an apartment sized house with a lawn and a garage.
Julie and Dave both looked at it and declared it in good shape, but they thought it was too small and that the owner was asking too much. Now Dave is very tall and this is a family with four young children, so I dismissed their first concern. The fact that the price was too high was true.
Anyway, I made an offer and we dickered for a few days and settled on a price, which was more than I had hoped for, but I knew that if I let this one go, I would regret it. So the closing is NEXT FRIDAY, the 10th.
I will send pictures of the house as soon as I can.
I tried to get pictures of the kids when I was babysitting today, but they are such moving targets. I feature here little Ramona, 2, and my lovely Julie with half brother, Jeff, and the girlies.