Today was so eventful! I couldn't believe how much we got accomplished today!
The realtor picked us up at 10 this morning and by 4pm we'd looked at 15 properties and pretty much had made our decision at #10. We had covered all of the houses that we had written down in the last 2.5 months that were still available, plus a few extras that she thought would suit our needs and budget.
We saw 2 houses that we really liked, but had small things that we weren't completely satisfied with and they were both just a few thousand out of our price range, one was probably negotiable, the other one was not likely to budge.
The 3rd one that we absolutely fell in love with is in Haughton, about a 10-15 minute easy drive from base. Outside of the city limits so we don't have to pay city taxes which were quite substantial, it's also out of the flood zones! It's a 2006 model, 3 bedroom, 2 bath and 1330 sq. feet. It's a little smaller than we originally planned, but it's layed out well and is cozy, but not cramped! It has a 2 car garage, but a big long driveway, enough to fit 4 more cars in if we have company! The kitchen is gorgeous, appliances are new and they are even leaving the fridge! The sheet listed the washer/dryer as negotiable, so we asked them to leave them in the offer if it gets accepted. It has a nice sized fenced yard as well.
We're really excited and should know by 4pm tomorrow if the offer is accepted. If it is, then we have a closing date set for December 14th! So wish us luck and we'll keep you posted!