I officially own a house. Or I officially now have a mortgage for a house, that I could potential own in 2041.
Would you like to hear about my house? There has been a lot of talk but not a lot of facts.
It is barely more than 2,000 sq ft, including the basement. Which at the fear of sounding ungrateful, its not very big for a two story house with a basement. To me it seems like a wide townhouse, except its on a quarter acre of land instead of connected to the next house. We are one of the smallest and lowest priced houses in the development. Yes, you heard right my husband is moving to a housing development, I never thought that would happen. Neighborhood yes, but housing development with a sign in front?! The house was built in 1999, and the previous owners foreclosed, and we bought it from the bank. The main floor has a living room, a dinning room, a kitchen, and a half bath/laundry closet. The upstairs has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The basement is one full size rec room, which we could add a forth bedroom if we wanted to and make the rec room smaller, since the electrical is separate, with another full bath (which will have a child lock on it, I'm not cleaning four bathrooms), utility closet, and another closet. Its 90% finished which means its all finished but the utility closet. One of the best parts of the house is the three car garage. Two of the worst is the lack of storage and the lack of patio. All it is a 10x10 concrete slab in the back. Good news is the roof was replaced a few years ago, bad news the hot water heater is on the end of its life, heres hoping the hot water heater, the dishwasher and stove all break in the first year under the home warranty. Its in a great school district which is perfect for my precocious 5 year old, and for the resale value. Down side we have some of the highest property taxes in the area, but one of the reasons we chose it was for the school district knowing full well how much it cost. The church Primary he will be attending at church as over 100 kids in it. I don't know if that is good or scary, we have never lived in a ward with more than 40 kids in the primary. Here is the floor plan because I love floor plans, whether its the house I own or not.