So we weren’t REALLY looking to buy a house right now. It just sorta jumped up on us out of nowhere. You know with the economy so bad, and so many foreclosures, the prices of houses has actually gotten to a level where someone with a stable job could actually buy a home in a nice neighborhood. To give a little perspective to the matter, when we first moved into Oak Park, Il, a STARTER home was 300k+. And when I say starter, I mean barely 1000 square feet and you might have to do some work on it.
So we’ve been looking at the market lately, and its actually really great for people who are looking to get into a home. We’ve looked at lots of houses and seen things that would scare the average person away from the market: Holes in walls, dead rodents, strange staircases leading to nowhere. But we stuck with it and we found a home that we absolutely love.
Its a 4 bedroom home on a dead end street RIGHT next to a park and pool. Its a 4 minute walk to the Blue Line El, and a five minute walk to Evelyn’s school. It does need updating but its in move in condition.
We made an offer and it was accepted, but we’re still trying to work out all the minute details. Its going to need a new roof, and the FHA inspection is this coming week. We’ll see how that goes.