Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Children and Real Estate

First of all, thank you to those who responded to my last post. As a matter of fact, I do think several times a day about how much I'm going to miss this. I hold my 4 year old and try to remember him so tiny and new. I hold my 2 year old and think about us co-sleeping. I cradle my 2 month old and wonder at how big he's gotten already! Trace Adkin's song, "You're Gonna Miss This" runs through my head all the time.

Secondly, real estate is on my mind again. Old or New is my thought for the day. I love old houses. I love their character and history. I grew up in an old house. However, they are high-maintenance. On the other hand are new houses. There is a new house for sale not too far from were I live now, and for a good price. While it lacks the charm and character of an older home, it is cute. Plus, the idea of everything being untouched and unbroken is appealing.

Of course, these are all just thoughts right now. We can't budge from our little cottage just yet. But, as I've said before, I'm a real estate junkie.


Anonymous said...

send me the link to this new house s'il vous plait.

scherrj said...

Well, my husband and I were both in construction for many years, I got laid off two years ago and he almost three weeks ago - construction is just dead in our area.

I can honestly say old homes are the way to go - UNLESS you can afford to have one built that you oversee every detail. New homes :look: nice and and are touted as wonderfully energy efficient compared to their older counterparts however you, more often than not, purchase little more than a shanty shack in terms of the construction.

I would purchase a good well built modest older home even with some work needing to be done before I would purchase new construction. Just my two cents though :)

Good luck!