House Hunting

Posted: June 24, 2006 by Michele in family, missions

After a GOOD night’s sleep, today was our day for house hunting. We spent last night at Kevin’s aunt & uncle’s (still in the trailer), and Kevin’s parents are here too – so we actually got to leave the kids here for the day while we got our bearings in the Calgary housing market.
It’s pretty scary – houses are regularly selling ABOVE the list price, offers are often accepted at specified times only, and of the 7 houses that met our search criteria, 2 were sold before we got a chance to look at them. Of the 5 we looked at, all were attached dwellings, most had condo fees, and only one had more than 10 feet of backyard. One house would definitely have been okay – but offers are being accepted tomorrow at 2, and we didn’t feel quite that ready ;). We’ll take another look on Monday in a slightly higher price range (that would end up being equivalent to a cheaper place when you figure in the condo fees).
The realtor is really nice – and very supportive of eMi. It’s nice feeling that he really does have our best interests at heart (we had to ask about the higher price range – he didn’t want to push us into anything more expensive than we were comfortable with!)
So, our head is still spinning – but we’re encouraged that we will find the right place for us.
Tomorrow we get to take the day off – we’re hoping to go to Drumheller for the afternoon. Then Monday we’ll go by the eMi office, look at some more houses, and do some more visiting …

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Comments
  1. Me says:

    WOW!!! What fun?!?!?! The yards and how narrow each property is what boggles my mind about the houses in Calgary. Staying in my sis’ basement suite last summer – I could sleep sideways in the living room and touch both walls and that was the width of her house. CRAZY!!! I pray you find the perfect place in HIS timing. GB’s.

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