Now that being said, that opportunity is what prompted the moving idea, but once we got on the train to Brentwood,we didn't want to get off. We plan to continue planning a move at some point and hopefully our house will sell as well.
Now, a lot of people love to remind me that I said this would be our forever house when we bought it, and at the time, I really did think it would be. The problem is,
We have looked at lots of houses and it is very hard to find one that meets all the needs, AND looks pretty because we have our hearts set on a ranch. Those are words I never thought I would say! Getting a ranch in Brentwood is like winning the lottery cause nobody ever wants to leave, and when they do you can bet that house is full of 70's & 80's appliances, carpet and tile. I can't help but feel a little excited about a "project" and getting to show you all some makeovers.
Take this picture for instance. This is a room in our one of our top contenders. Right now it makes you throw up in your mouth a little, but ohhhh the possibilities..
So here is my list of wants :
a wood burning fireplace
a coat closet
a level yard
an open floor plan for living room/kitchen area
little to no carpet
fenced back yard
a utility room
no stairs, just a one level home
So .. what am I missing? I know lots of you have house experience so I would LOVE some comments with your advice or what you love about your home or wish you had etc. This is such a big decision that I want to make sure I am not missing anything. It is especially hard to think past the NOW, as in when our children will be teenagers and the needs will once again change. So lemme hear y'all!