House Hunting Part Deux

I’m really looking forward to house hunting this weekend with Pete. It’s hard to fall in love with a house online when there aren’t any photos of the bedrooms, bathrooms or basement, but judging from the interior and backyard, the place above in Glenside is definitely what we are looking for in a quaint, new home. The other house we are visiting doesn’t have any photos online, just a street view on Google maps. I’ll be sure to take photos to document our process…who knows, maybe we’ll be on our way to placing our very first bid on a house.

I can’t wait to have a house that is officially ours. I’ll admit I’ve become addicted to house blogs like Young House Love, but I have to remind myself that I’m not a mastermind when it comes to interior design and we’ll have to take baby steps in the remodeling department. I have a feeling there will be a lot of trips to flea markets and estate sales this summer to furnish our new abode. As much as I’d love to be able to afford to deck out our digs with gorgeous furniture from Anthropologie, I know that’s not realistic for our budget and we can probably achieve a similar look with some elbow grease and creativity. Plus, I think we’ll have more fun working together on thrifty furniture makeovers (and our credit cards will thank us later).

I’m really going to miss our current apartment, it is lovely and it feels like we live in our own little secluded bubble most of the time. But it will be nice to be able to have some more freedom (having guests over after 10pm) and our own backyard. Betty White will be able to bark her little head off if we leave to run errands. I’m hoping by giving Betty more room to run around, she will relax a bit and her separation anxiety will improve. She’s gotten a lot better and being able to take her to work has certainly helped her in remaining more calm. I’m really grateful that things have been able to turn around and she is a happy little pooch again.

*Speaking of Betty White, how many times can you spot her in these photos?

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18 thoughts on “House Hunting Part Deux”

  1. Ever since we started looking at houses and stuff I’ve had a really strong urge to hammer stuff… doesn’t matter what… just wanna hammer…

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  2. We just checked out the really pretty home you’re seeing tomorrow. It looks really adorable. Can’t wait to hear all about it and check the MLS info. Good luck kiddos.

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    1. We’re considering it (I posted photos of it in the previous entry) but it’s pretty old school as far as the major things not being replaced since the house was built in the 40’s (electric, heat, roof, etc) so we’re trying to find something that is a bit more updated. We’re looking in Glenside, Abington, Jenkintown and Roslyn mostly because we heart that area 🙂 The two houses we’re seeing tomorrow are in Abington and Glenside so hopefully one of them will be more along the lines of what we’re looking for. Eep!

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  3. Oh, that house is adorable…I love that kitchen!!! I’d be nervous too with no pictures of bedrooms. We just looked at a house for rent, and they had no pics of bedrooms either. Turns out they’re kind of tiny and have no closets! Booo. Maybe you’ll luck out better:) I love the updates btw, it makes me feel like I’m house hunting too (although I’m not that grown-up yet.)

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    1. The house turned out to be hideous and teensy, but at least we learned our lesson not to get our hopes up if the listing only has a few photos. I hope you have better luck with apartment hunting!

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  4. I adore your house!!! I know you’ll find something special because you won’t settle for less!

    You’ve also inspired me to get my new house all cleaned up so I can post pictures.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will sure miss the flying squirrels and entertaining neighbors 🙂

      You should definitely post pics of your place! I love seeing photos of bloggers’ houses.

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