House Hunt, Part II

On Sunday, Luke and I rendezvous’d with our realtor Frank, for another round of house hunting. This time we came armed with snacks and sodas to help us power through the day. We looked at 8 places yesterday, bringing the total homes we’ve toured up to 20 (which is 40+bathrooms and 60+ bedrooms and closets – yowza). Most of the places are within a few miles of each other though, so we’re not talking about covering that much ground here.

I tried to capture the feeling of the neighborhoods we’re looking at, but I haven’t done it justice.

You’ll have to come visit to experience it for yourselves.

I’d like to see how our top 7 or so stack up against each other, so I’m including all of our top considerations here for your voting pleasure. And if your vote is influenced by the street name, I totally understand. We’re planning to revisit these places in a couple of weeks with Mr. & Mrs. Retterath Sr. Until then, I’ll be waiting anxiously for your votes to roll in.

2705 University Ave.; 4436 Old Colony Rd.;  2411 Glenwood Dr.;  3802 Old Colony Rd.; 1520 Evergreen Dr; 2301 Tipperary Rd.; 2601 Bruce Dr.

If you’ve been through the home buying experience before and have helpful advice you’d like to pass along, please leave a comment! That includes you, Mom and Dad, so you might want to take advantage in case I never ask for advice again.

House hunt

Yesterday Luke and I spent most of the day with a realtor touring houses in Kalamazoo. I still haven’t gotten used to the whole open house thing–it’s weird that people open their homes to you so you can poke through their closests and whatnot. There are two older neighborhoods we’ve been looking at: Oakland/Winchell and Westnedge Hill. The neighborhoods are pretty old so there are huge trees everywhere and the homes are also older so they have tons of character …and some baggage, too. Here are our favorites from yesterday:

1520 Evergreen Dr.
2301 Tipperary Rd.

We’ll be going through another half dozen homes next weekend, too and we’ll report back with our favorites. In the meantime, vote for which of our favorites is your favorite.

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