On Friday we looked at this house in the city’s 19th Ward. We had peeked in the windows while driving through the neighborhood on several occasions, but this was our first chance to see it on the inside.
The house is gorgeous. It’s about 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and one bath. It has parqued hardwood floors in the living room and dining room, with carpeting upstairs. It also has a nice wide open kitchen with all new cabinets and countertops. It has a spacious attic that could make a nice playroom for the boys someday. It also has a deck off the back entrance, a good sized yard for the boys to play in and a one car garage.
The neighborhood is very nice. Most of our neighbors are owner occupants and it also has a very active neighborhood association. It’s still relatively close to my job (3.5 miles), a few blocks away from the airport and has easy access to the 390 Interstate.
We’re meeting with the city on Friday morning to put the house under contract. This means that, pending final approval and clearing a few hurdles, we’ve effectively started the buying process. According to the realtor, if all goes smoothly we could be closing on the house in as little as 45 days!