Sunday, July 22, 2012
"The Day of Open Houses"
Today Chris and I as well as the kids went out to a neighborhood in south Conroe to look at a few open houses. These were in the subdivision of "Legend's Ranch" which is a 24 hour gated community with a security check point at the entrance. This subdivision was amazing with a junior Olympic size pool, workout room, park and even a small "splash pad" water park for all of its residents. These two houses today were in our price range according to the banker but after being on the insides we quickly realized that they more than likely WERE NOT in our price range. They seemed almost too good to be true. Both of them were approximately 2900 to 3100 ft.² and had four bedrooms plus an office. Each of them had an upgraded kitchen including stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. They were very well-maintained and upgraded throughout including state-of-the-art paint and other amenities. Each of them had a very large backyard including a deck and even a covered patio with ceiling fans and TVs. Again this seems too good to be true for our price range.
We went home and we're both very excited about not only these two houses but the overall subdivision itself. It is at Rayford/ Sawdust Road off of I-45 which is about 6 miles south of where we currently live. This means a shorter commute and less mileage to go to work but it means a much longer commute to get church. From our current house Mims Baptist Church is about a 20 minute commute. If we were to move to this subdivision it would be well over 30 and maybe even 35. Since we take Natalie to AWANAS and stay late for Wednesday night Choir/ Orchestra practice, this seemed almost impossible to do. This location also means that our babysitter, who is currently my mother-in-law Jackie Davis, is also a further distance away and in the opposite direction of work. For these two reasons alone Chris and I crossed off the two houses we looked at today and the subdivision itself.
Today was a little bit frustrating in the fact that we found houses we liked and we found a subdivision we really liked BUT it was in the opposite direction of where we needed to be. We both became a little bit discouraged and frustrated with the whole home buying process.
So we still haven't found that house were going to call home but I know it is out there... I just need to have the patience to find it! Easier said than done right?
Here's a lesson I thought I already learned…
Patience is a virtue!
Patience is a virtue!
God is GOOD… All the time