Monday, March 18, 2013

Our House hunt continues...

We survived our first house hunting trip to Dallas with the kids. I was a little anxious about how this would play out since neither Frieling friend is looking forward to the big move. I asked our realtor/friend to keep the day light so the kids could get a taste of what's to come without having to endure a full day of hunting. Well, our realtor LOVES his job and doesn't know the meaning of a light day. We were at it for a full 6 hours!

Much to my surprise there wasn't even one single complaint muttered the entire day. Your prayers worked, friends! I ended up learning so much from our kids during this process. It was incredible.

The market in Dallas is hot right now and finding a house is going to be a challenge. Three of the seven houses in the last post were under contract before we even made it to town. We're really at a disadvantage trying to do this long-distance.

I had to kiss these doors good-bye before I even managed to step foot through them.

Some of the homes we walked through were doozies. I'm talking avocado green stairs paired with orange patterned carpet. Oh, and did I mention the mold growing on the wall? Yikes! Not to be outdone by the house with fire engine red sinks and a fully mirrored bathroom. Floor to ceiling, friends, and all 4 walls. Wowza! I really should have snapped pictures so you could fully appreciate the beauty but we were feeling the heebee jeebees and couldn't get out of these places fast enough. Pass the hand sanitizer please.

These doors gave me a little hope though...

Then, after we returned, this house popped up on the market...
Remember my love for trees?! We've never had a tree this large in our yard.

And here's what's just beyond the fence...

Our realtor promised to swing by and preview this house to see if it's worth another trip up. I have a sneaky feeling we're going to need a new car when all is said and done. Lots of miles between Austin and Dallas and our car has 180,000 miles on it already. Hold on, Betsy!

So, staying true to John and Reed's hunting adventures, not every hunt ends with a prize. This just helps build the anticipation in hopes that the next hunt will yield the trophy.

8 comments:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Dana, you will find the right house. It's truly amazing how it all works out in the end, but the wondering and worrying and trying to figure it all out can make it stressful. We had already sold our house and were at the point of looking for a rental because we couldn't find a new house in time, when the house that we're in came on the market. It never even hit MLS, we had it under contract so fast!!!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

even though they are going fast, i think you will find something so you and so cool! i have hope for ya- that new one looks really cool! i can't wait to see where you end up and what you do because i know it is going to be such a fun ride! (for me, the spectator, anyhow!!!)

Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design said...

I know you'll find that trophy prize soon!! So glad to hear the long day wasn't full of complaining!! I'm sure that helped everyone!! My fingers are crossed you find one you love, soon! Does this mean you've decided not to build?

Jennifer Hibberd Mundy said...

I am sure the perfect one is going to come along. House hunting from another city is so frustrating, but hang in there! Xo

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my gosh that lot is amazing ~ I'm kind of surprised you even cared about the inside, because we all know what you'll do anyway! :)

Shannon said...

Fingers crossed!
Sounds like you have a great agent working for you...so just a matter of time!!!

Calvin said...

You have a very inspiring attitude! House hunting is really a test of your patience; you might fall in love with a particular house, but for some reasons, it didn’t land in your hands. There may be some good options, but time will reveal the right house for you. Fingers crossed that soon you’ll find it. ;-)

Calvin Mordarski

Von Madison said...

House hunting is never easy. But with patience, you'll land on your desired house. By the way, it was a good idea to hire a realtor to help you finding a house. With him on your side, you don't have any reason to be stressed with the paperwork and other intricacies. Just trust him and extend your patience.

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