Here are three houses that captured my interest. House number one is in Dennis on Cape Cod. Possibly I could buy it for less than $200,000 as it is a short sale almost gone into foreclosure. Cute on the outside, it needs lots of work on the inside. It is in a neighborhood of similar houses. On a side road. Traffic noise in the background from Route 6. Three bedrooms and two baths. Also a den and master bedroom has attached bath. Has a fireplace but no basement. My friend M. lives in this same neighborhood. Will possibly need a new septic put in at $12,000 or so. Also has a worrysome water made sag in the ceiling and wall over the kitchen peepthrough to the livingroom. Moderate taxes as are all Cape Cod taxes compared to NH land/home taxes which are exhorbitant. 1272 square feet. 1/3 acre.
House number 2 is quite cute on the outside, typical three bed one bath ranch on the inside. The kitchen has just been completely redone due to a water pipe breakage in the winter. The owner left a year ago and the house hasnt sold. Very near busy four lane Route 28 which goes to one of the bridges so lots of traffic noise. Also house is on a busy street. Owner was a gardener so although the yard is small it has lovely plantings. House has another deck in the back. Has a fireplace and basement. The house is in Monument Beach on Cape Cod, the same town in which I lived for 28 years. The price is a little above $200,000 Clean and tidy. Little storage space. 1000 square feet 1/3 acre
Located about 5 miles from my Mom's New Hampshire home, house number 3 is fabulous. Three bedrooms, two baths, sun room, several little decks, fireplace and two woodstove hookups, master bedroom with walk in closet and attatched bath and sliders to a deck. Bookcases. Large spotlessly clean basement, 4 car garage and five acres. Spotless condition. Move in ready. Views of the Vermont Hills. Interesting neighbors. Price is the only negative although it is under 250,000. also it is up here in the cold North. 2121 square feet. very high taxes. 5 acres
Last night's dream. I go to the above home with my dad. we sit outside at a picnic table and Dad signs a check to buy me the house. Dad and I then go inside so I can show him around. When we look out the sunroom window at the view I notice two things I hadnt seen before. a large pond filled with koi and other fish. And a fence around part of the property.