So, I ditched the county house. It was too much of a hassle, and too weird a situation.
I go to see two houses in Harvest this afternoon, while formulating my final decision. The first was absolutely an amazing house, especially for the price. The floorplan was 100 sq ft smaller than the other, but I didn’t even notice it. The house is laid-out very well. My only beef about it is that the washer/dryer are out in the garage. But, that’s a small price to pay for all of the kewlness that is this house.
It’s in Harvest, which is a town just north of Madison, where I am now. The drive wouldn’t be as long as that I would be making deep in Limestone County. It’s still considered rural. It has a septic tank, just as the other one did. The colors are very neutral and very not pink. New carpeting, laminate wood floors in the great room, hallway, and one of the bedrooms.
The house is pretty much 95% brick, with a little wee bit of wood siding on the back. The distance to Huntsville and the awesomeness of the layout had me in love with the place, despite the fact that I’ll have to endure Alabama summers in the garage while washing clothes. Given the spiffiness of the floorplan, I’m willing to deal 🙂
The front…I like the landscaping
The great room. The neutral colors rock, and so does the wood (like) floor.
Great room from the other side, looking into the eat-in kitchen.
One of the bedrooms. It’ll probably turn out to be my office, as it has been for the current owner.
Master Bedroom from the other side
A rather large backyard
The second house was a foreclosure, and we couldn’t get in. Looking through the windows, though, the layout and feel of the place just wasn’t as groovy as the first one 😀
So, anyhoo, I made an offer. Hopefully no one is in prison in this case and the offer will be accepted, or at least counteroffered, in the next day or two. I’m thinkin’ I like this house better than the county one. Not only does it have a fence in the backyard, but also a sprinkler system and security system. Good stuff, good stuff.