Lanfair remembers the mix of emotions they felt when they went to look at the first prospect on their list.
“The first time, we were very excited,” she said. They had a number of questions swirling in their minds – would they like it, would it be big enough, would it require too much work. And, most daunting, would they be able to afford it?
They’ve seen a growing list of homes since that first foray into house hunting, but have yet to find what they’re looking for: a single family home with a nice backyard in the Oxford school district for under $100,000.
There have been a few with potential, but in each case, something wasn’t quite right. One was too close to Route 12, she said. Another, too close to Oxford’s wastewater treatment plant. Yet another shared a driveway. Two needed to be completely renovated.
But their biggest frustration isn’t the inability to find their dream home. It’s the whole process. They started out navigating it alone, without a realtor. Which means they’ve found out a few things the hard way…
Written by Melissa Stagnaro, Evening Sun Contributor. Read the full article at evesun.com.