Let the Hunt Begin

Well once again we find ourselves diving headfirst into Connecticut’s housing market.  We have lived in our cozy ( that’s nice talk for small) apartment for four years now.  It was great when it was just the two of us.  Heck, it was great when Avery was still a newborn.  Now, it has become a tad tight.  It’s amazing how much space a 17 lb one-year-old can take up.

We’ve been on the sidelines checking out the action for a few years.  We’d head out for a few open houses here and there but nothing really serious.  Finally we just came to the conclusion that now was the time.  Yea, we realize that we may have missed the boat on the $8000 tax credit but we’re hoping Congress extends it.  Hint Hint.

We’re checking out a few houses on Wednesday night and we have our eyes on a few others.  I would love to get this wrapped up fairly quickly.  The last thing I want is to have a long, dragged out search that frustrates us and our agent.  We did this same thing seven years ago and it took us like three months to find anything and to be honest, we settled.  That’s one thing I do not want to do.

Another thing we want is a house built sometime after the integration of the household telephone.  Our first owned house was built in 1903 and the house we rent now was built in the 1860’s.  If we do find an old house, it better be upgraded to modern times.  Our house in New Britain still had knob and tube wiring.

We learned a few things from our first go-round.  We know what we want and what we can “settle” on.  We definitely need a large kitchen, a nice yard and at least two bathrooms.  Beyond those things, anything is in play.  This will be our home for a while so we need to feel comfortable in it while not blowing out our budget.  It’s a tough search but our agent is really good and is as excited about this as we are.

Maybe we’ll luck out and we can get this as a deduction this year.  KA-CHING!!!!!!

Jason Hendry is a morning director at NBC Connecticut.  He is an avid sports fan who also likes to dabble in politics, music, food, movies and other aspects of pop culture.  His true passions in life are his family and baseball.

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