We went to an open house today. Our first one. We saw this place.


Goes to show you that you can’t tell everything from the internet listing. It’s a cute little house but tiny tiny. The master bedroom is roughly the size of the second bedroom in the apartment we’re renting now and the two other bedrooms are about the size of decent walk-in closets.

The kitchen was recently redone and it’s the house’s best feature, I think. But the living room is laid out oddly and the floor of the enclosed porch slopes downward pretty noticeably. Worst of all the basement is about 5′ 9″ from the floor to the bottom of the joists, making it useless for anything except storage for me and my Amazon bride . The washer and dryer are down there, meaning we’d have to stoop down to do the laundry.
My wife made some comment about the house and the real estate guy joked, “OK, I’ll take $100,000 off”.

I just looked at him and said, “That would be about right for this house”. I don’t think he found that funny.

Just as an aside, Zillow.Com says that the house was bought for $425K back in 2/14/2005. I’m not sure why the owners think they’ll get 75K more than what they paid at the top of the market in 2005.

Too bad, really. It’s exactly where we’d like to live, right in the heart of Babylon Village. Oh well, plenty more fish in the sea.