Saturday, February 13, 2010

A short update

Sorry for the radio silence... been awfully busy lately.

However, we did our first official drive-by yesterday! That was fun. And informative. There were some beautiful 3-bedroom lofts in Oakland that had recently been reduced by $50,000 (!!) so we drove by to see what they were like.

The lofts themselves looked very modern/industrial/arty from the outside, which I like in theory, but I think we are more Craftsman-cottage type people. (we didn't go inside) Anyway, the downside was the presence of several, let us say, houses of ill-repute, scattered all up and down the street. In Oakland parlance: crack houses.

Hence the rapid $50k price reduction (I am guessing)

Still, it was fun to take Step One on this journey and to see what's out there. I drove by another cute house today and although the street was very cramped and the neighborhood on the 'transitional' side, the house was freaking ADORABLE. So this gives me hope.

Reading Never Let Me Go, and having a difficult time stopping. So good. Reminds me of The Handmaid's Tale... more about that once I finish it.


Eva said...

House hunting is so fun! Enjoy it. :) And isn't Ishiguro marvelous?

Stefanie said...

Ah, the house shopping fun has begun! Do you have a list of things you absolutely want the house to have? If not, I'd highly recommend it. It helps you focus when you are looking and it keeps you from making a quick emotional decision because the curb appeal is so darn great. That said, enjoy!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You'll know when you find the right one -- it will be whispering "welcome home" to you.

Carl V. said...

House hunting, especially if there is no pressure to 'buy right now!' is a really fun activity. I hope you find the most perfect one at a great price.

Jen R. ( said...

I remember when we first started looking for a house - it was so very exciting!