Ever since we bought our house 14 years ago, we've always intended on living out our days here. That said, I've always enjoyed looking at the properties in the paper and fantasizing about my dream house (that is, a house with more room and with a lot more land). I got away from that habit whenever we canceled our subscription to the newspaper. However, I started thinking about real estate again recently and did a search online for available properties. I found what I thought was the perfect place for us and it totally got me thinking about moving. I showed it to Brian and he was on board as well. The only problem was that our house isn't quite paid off yet and it would need to be in order to make the upgrade in properties.
We drove past the property a few times to check it out and things looked pretty good. After obsessing about this for the past two months, we decided to make an appointment to check the place out, which we did yesterday. I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. The actual property is great--lots of room, but the house needs more work than I expected or want to do. So, while I'm not entirely ruling this place out, it's probably not going to work out. That said, I'm going to keep my eyes open and see if anything else pops up. Realistically speaking we won't be ready to buy until next year anyway.
I am really glad that we went to see it, though. If someone else would have bought it I would have thought that I missed out on my dream house, but now that I know that isn't the case, I'll be able to sleep at night.