Happy Wednesday Friends….
This past weekend we set up an account with a bank in the South which made it more and more official that we are moving down under…very soon.
Our decision to eventually move to the South came as a result of ongoing conversations between Mr. Pancakes and i since we first started dating. He went to the school in the South and being from the East just fell in love with Southern hospitality and charm, better place to raise a family, awesome weather and affordability of living.
And the fact that our dreams are becoming a reality for our family is exciting me to the core. It’s important for couples to dream and think together. And when the dream is close to being realized it’s a wonderful experience.
According to my little app (savings jar) we have achieved 40% of our overall financial goal for a down payment and emergency savings. Therefore, I thought it was important for me to start putting things down on the blog so when the time comes, I know exactly what
we I want. Mr. Pancakes at the end of the day wants a house he can live in comfortably. Baby Pancakes would probably love his own big backyard. Not I, I have a list of items on my house hunting wish list. And since I have been an avid HGTV House Hunting fanatic for years, you know I have a very specific wish list.
Today’s post is all about the style of house I would want in our future House of Pancakes. I am hoping that these posts will serve as my living wish list as our move approaches.
I have lived in small and big houses , apartments, condos,dorms and town homes throughout my lifetime but the one thing that remains constant of course is the love and happiness that is within the house that makes it a home. So the list is obviously wishes…a big or small style of house is not going to make our home. But at the same time, I have preferences.
I always disliked houses like these (with the big garage in the front) because they reminded me of the ones I used to draw when i was younger. Definitely the ideal home but as i got older, i didn’t appreciate the bulkiness of garages.
Very cute in drawings but not so much in my ideal reality.
The house disappears and all I can focus on is the big white garage. Houses like these don’t bother Mr. Pancakes but it does me…we will have to compromise…hopefully i win!!
This house would be ideal…it seems compact and cute…although i am not a big fan of the walkway. I do like the greenery but the walkway is too narrow.
This is another hose i really like…it’s compact but appears spacious at the same time. i like the big entrance and it just appears to be welcoming.
I’ve been eyeing this type of house for a long time and it’s perfect. The garage is there but hidden. The main entrance has closure for when it’s raining. The walkway is big and wide. And the house it’self is just perfect. I would move into this type of house today.
There you have it…my ideal style of house. I am realizing (even through these posts) that I am going to be really, really picky when it comes to house hunting. In the end
I we I will choose the style of house that is perfect for us. It might be one with a large garage in front, narrow walkway or hidden garage and large walkway…whichever one we choose, I know it will be perfect for us.
Question of the Day: What were you most picky with when you were purchasing your home? Or what are you obsessing over as you get ready to purchase?