Tuesday, April 9, 2013

House Hunting Wishlist

Yesterday Kyle and I were watching the Masters coverage while I was getting dinner ready, and as crazy as it sounds, it made us really miss Augusta. Like REALLY miss it. Not necessarily because we want to be at the tournament (though that would be amazing!), but because Augusta is such a beautiful place in the spring (if you can ignore all the pollen/allergens). What we would give to take Doc on a walk down the Greenway or visit the Canal in this beautiful spring weather! It just made us feel a little nostalgic, and also reminded Kyle that everyone else at MCG is on Spring Break this week except for his class, since they are still on rotations. But I guess no Spring Break is a good trade-off for only being a month away from graduation (holla!). :)

So even though we have our moments like yesterday where we really miss Augusta, we have no doubt that where we are hoping to settle very soon is the exact place God wants us to be for this next season of life. Which brings me to the point of this post. Something I wanted to write about during our house search is the importance of having a list of must-haves and being on the same page about it if you are purchasing a home with your spouse. Buying a home is a huge financial investment, and you want to make sure you both are going to be happy with it before you sign on the dotted line. Get all of your expectations out there, and then over time you can identify what is a need vs. a want.

We actually didn't make a physical list of our must-haves before we started looking at houses, but Kyle and I talked about our wish list several times before the process began. As you start to look at houses too, some new things will make it on the list that you didn't know were important to you before, like in our case with Kyle wanting the Master Bedroom to be on the main floor. With that in mind, our list is still pretty fluid, but here is what Kyle and I have been looking for in potential future houses.

So what is on your wish list for your future home? I'd be interested to see if we have any of the same must-haves! P.S. I know the house we buy will not look like any of those pictures, but a good blogger has to have pretty pictures with her post, right? ;) We also know some items on our list are needs vs. it-would-be-nice-to-have, but we actually found a house that has ALL of these things and more. Yes, a house like this exists! In our price range! We are thrilled and can't wait to share more on how things are going for us. Soon. Very soon, friends!


  1. Okay, A-Z style:

    A- I'm so insanely jealous of this house buying business!
    B- I LOVE your style! Great minds think alike!
    C- 3 bedrooms!!! for babies?!?!??!!
    D- A house you like with ALLLL of your wants/needs?!??! Heck yea! That's awesome! In your budget, too?!?!? Blessings!

  2. Knowing what you want in a house is a good thing because it'll be easier for you when you're already in the hunting process. Also, you won't have second thoughts whether you'll purchase it or not. However, you must have a set budget for your dream house. You may have found the house that you love, but if it's out of your range budget, your future plans may go awry.
    Carmen Monrovia @ Churchill Mortgage



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