Tuesday, April 8, 2008

House for Sale

J and I like to house dream. We look at houses for sale and dream we had never purchased our money pit. We'd love to sell it, but now the market sucks and I don't think we'd find as big of suckers as us. On Peanut Butter and my walk/run yesterday, I went by this house and saw it was for sale, knowing full well there is no way we could possibly afford it, I was wondering how much it costs, because I love the look of outside of it and it's got an awesome location on the lake, and a great lot. But after seeing some pictures of the interior, I only semi liked the photo of the living room. I was disappointed, knowing what they were asking for it. Especially when there is this house for less half of their asking price that seems to be updated a bit more and if we had no car payments could possibly afford. This one isn't on the water, it is across the street from the lake. And if you have half a mill and are looking for a steal, there is this house. This one is across the street from the lake too. It looks stunning, I oogle it every time I walk past. The rumor is the doctor that owns it is going through a nasty divorce and needs to get rid of it to settle. It has been on the market for over a year, though half that time he was trying to sell by owner. It is kind of funny that our firebox is only about 3 blocks from the upper crust of Lakeshore drive. But it does give me something to look at while I'm walking, and adds to our property tax bill.

4 comments:

Law Student Hot Mama said...

Ugh - I have to sell MY house in this housing market thanks to an unexpected military deployment. It SUCKS!

Michelle Leigh said...

Wow, that's a beautiful house for $425! We have houses in our neighborhood that are much smaller and not as nice for over $550! Home prices must be a little better in your area or something. A lakeshore home around here goes for at least $700 just for the darn land, the house is usually a pit.

Mary said...

Whenever we go for ice cream, we always end up driving through all of the rich towns that surround us and dream :) It's fun for a little while.

Cadee said...

Thanks for writing this.