When we were in the market to buy a house, Jason and I looked for months. We had some idea of what we wanted, but couldn't necessarily put our finger on anything definite. Except one thing: it had to have a view.
We had been renting a daylight basement outside city limits, and that place had a gorgeous view. Hence, we were spoiled and wanted that in our new place.
It's a bit tricky to find a place in our town with a view unless you're willing to spend a lot of money. We lucked out. When we walked into this home, we went straight for the living room, looked out the wall of windows, and said, "This is it." The house certainly had issues (some of which are the windows themselves because they are terribly inefficient), but we overlooked all that. We put in our offer the Monday before Thanksgiving, and found out the day before Thanksgiving that they had accepted. We got the house.
Sometimes this house drives me crazy, but today I'm reminded that almost exactly six years ago when I walked in here it was perfect. It was home. And as long as we live in this town, it'll be our home. It'll always need work, but one thing to check off the list: a new couch. We finally got it (Friday). Want to see pictures? New pictures for my Open House Album start on #20.