Going from there involved our first home together, starter home if you will. I don't think I realized the magnitude of what purchasing a first home really is. Case and point...I looked at pictures online and sent Hubby to look at them and determine if the outside matched what we saw inside and was in a decent neighborhood. I didn't step foot into our first home until after we were married and heading to Hawaii for our honeymoon.
It had everything I wanted: a fenced yard for the dog, a room for guest and room to grow. It was a bit dated but nothing we could not just throw a little elbow grease to and fix, paint, or change.
|Our Starter Home|
|Green wall...um no.|
All three bathrooms had 90's wallpaper in it and when we easily pulled wallpaper from the first bathroom without any issues, we were optimistic about the other two. We should not have been...they were awful to get off. We had to spray and score them and spray some more. It was a nightmare. But the wallpaper had to go and it did. I don't have pictures of all the bathrooms but we did the guest bathroom in a beautiful teal color.
|Ready for a closeup|
What might have worked even better? Something like this cool site: Compass Searching for an apartment in the Big Apple (NYC for those that don't know) Compass breaks down things by neighborhood so you can match your personality with the area you might want to live. Commute times, nearest subways, the neighborhood lifestyle. Gives you ideas for places to go eat, workout, indulge. Find your perfect hood? Set your parameters and search away for the perfect home. I was impressed and had a few Sex in the City Dreams... Go ahead, check it out. If you are like me searching for real estate, even if you are in your forever home is fun.