And so my search for my first house begins. I plan on buying sometime in August or September of 2005, but I am starting to look now, so when the time comes, I will know what I am looking for, what I can afford, the neighborhoods I would like to reside in, and what options are available to me. I am comfortable with getting a house that might need a little work. Growing up, my parents house was over 100 years old when they bought it, so I now know how to do just about everything that I need to do. I have helped to build garages, install kitchens and bathrooms, put down carpet, refinish wood floors, wiring, plumbing, drywall, paint, wall paper *none will be used, and I spent years doing landscaping as a job.
What things should I look for in my first house? I am thinking two – three bedroom, 1.5 to two bath. 900 – 1500 sqft, plus a basement. One thing that I know I will do is ask for the property to be surveyed before I buy.
Any help would be great. *Oh for locals, I am looking in the City of Kalamazoo, I would like with in walking distance of Bronson Park, or WMU.