Cheryl and I will be getting a tour of this house tomorrow afternoon. Not that we’re actually in the market for a house right now, but when one this nice is available through a program set up to help low-income families (like us 😆 ) become first-time homeowners, we thought it at least deserved consideration.
It’s a three-bedroom, 1,200 square foot colonial with all new everything. And I mean everything! The roof, hot water heater, furnace, windows, dry wall, electric, plumbing, carpeting, cabinets, etc., have all been replaced. It also has a large deck off the back with a good sized fenced in yard for the boys (still sounds weird) to play in.
The neighborhood is on par with most city neighborhoods. A little rough in some patches, but overall fairly decent. It’s definitely not in the heart of the ghetto, that’s for sure.
The odds of us getting into this house are probably fairly slim. On top of qualifying for a mortgage, we will also have to qualify for the program. But if we do there are tons of grants to help with down payments and closing costs that we’ll be able to take advantage of. And if we don’t end up in this house, another will come along just like it soon enough.
All the houses that are a part of this program are essentially the same, and have been completely gutted and renovated. It’s just a matter of finding the right one in the right neighborhood.
Either way, we’re actually seriously talking about trying to buy a house in the not-too-distant future and taking our first steps toward that goal. It’s definitely long overdue.