Wednesday, November 21, 2012

House-Shopping With ReMax

No, don't get excited-I'm not moving or planning a move anytime in the near future. However, I have dreamed about moving into a somewhat-larger home. We do okay in our house most of the time, but when we have company over-especially when we have friends visiting who stay for a few nights-things can get rather cramped. So, I started thinking about what I would want in a new home (just dreaming, in case the opportunity does arise at some point). Additionally, I have put some thought into where I would like to move, if I would want to move further east (my most-likely choice) or stay in the midwest, where I could go house shopping with ReMax Kansas City, or in another nearby city. Both the midwest and the east have their advantages, but I think being in the mountains of Tennessee or North Carolina would be my first choice!

However, back to the home. I came up with a few requirements that I would look for before purchasing a house. Honestly my biggest need is not for a huge bedroom or a 2-car garage. It would be a large kitchen with plenty of counter space! With all the cooking and baking I do, finding enough room to work can be difficult in our current home, so I would absolutely check out the kitchen first thing when viewing a possible home. 

Another biggie for me is bathrooms. Although not quite a requirement, I would love to have 2 full bathrooms. For many years we had only 1 bathroom in our home, and when we moved here (1 1/2 bathrooms) I was amazed at how much difference it made! Now the family can prepare for Church or some special event in half the time, since we have double the mirrors and countertops. Definitely would not enjoy going back to only 1 bathroom!

One last aspect I would look at for my "dream home" is the property. I would enjoy living on some acreage (even just a couple acres) situated in the country, yet not too far away from a decent-sized city. I don't want to have to drive an hour to Wal-Mart, but nor would I ever want to live right in a city!

How about you? Are you happy where you live, or do you have a "dream home" too? Feel free to share!

This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.


  1. Hubby talked about moving when he retired.. but with all the grown children and grandchildren living with a 5 miles.. I am happy with our home, with 28 yrs of memories, it would be hard to leave.
    My dream house if we decide to move would have to have 4 bigger bedrooms, 3 bedrooms is just not enough, bigger kitchen with a large pantry, a nice laundry room with a counter top to fold the clothes.Large Back yard for our weekend cookouts or dinner and nice area for my garden and clothes line to hang the clothes out to dry.. I would love to have a small pole barn like our pastor has in his backyard for family parties.

  2. Bigger but open kitchen and another bathroom would be nice

  3. I am so dreaming of the day when we can afford our dream home...somewhere in vermont...cold and nice...near the mountains, close to nature with lots of animals in the barn and a yes, a BIG kitchen too!

  4. My dream home would have large bathrooms and kitchen, and be in the perfect location, secluded but close to a town for shopping. And how about a magic dumbwaiter to bring up firewood for the fireplace?

  5. I definitely need a bedroom for each of us. I do not want too large of a house though with too much property to take care of. I would like a basement and garage. In NY we have to be careful not too buy a home with too high property taxes though.
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