Tuesday, March 04, 2008

lost and found

Last night, Brett and I were watching yet another episode of Lost. He asked how many more disks we had of the 3rd season, and when I said we had but 3 more, he was RELIEVED. Yes, relieved, because watching Lost has eaten up a frightening amount of our lives lately. Luckily, I understand that this is a common phenomenon and we are not, in fact, crazy.

However, we are house crazy around here, because we are in the thick of the house hunt and it's kind of awesome. Basically, if Lost isn't on around here, HGTV is. Granted, I have no idea if our house will require remodeling or extreme decorating but who cares? We've already decided that any house we buy will be lovely and delightful because it will be OURS and there will be a yard for our dogs' pooping needs. A yard, what a wonderful concept!

All we know for sure that we need is a fenced yard, a two-car garage or the potential to build one, an electrical system that supports at least 200 amps, 3 bedrooms or the potential to add on, and strangely enough it would be almost preferable to NOT have A/C. You see, we kind of want to retrofit a house to use geothermal heating and cooling. Shockingly enough, it's not that expensive and the benefits are HUGE and you should read about it and then retrofit your house.

I fear I'm going to annoy the shit out of our real estate agent. I'm kind of obsessed with this whole house thing and that means I'm constantly on realtor.com and the MLS website and then I'm constantly sending her houses I like. This means she gets emails from me relatively frequently and we're not exactly million dollar home buyers, so she's probably ruing the day we stumbled into her open-house and convinced her we were sane people, when in reality, one of us most certainly is not.

9 comments:

Laura said...

Just curious -- are you looking in the city or the burbs?

JMC said...

I realtor.commed our realtor TO DEATH. Luckily it was a friend of ours, so he didn't mind. And actually, that's how we found the house we bought.

Flibberty said...

Laura, we are VERY in the burbs.

JMC, this is good to hear, because I feel like my realtor is currently bitching about me to her family and cursing my name everytime she checks her email.

Jess said...

I think everyone does that. It's a HOUSE. It's not like you're just grabbing some groceries. I am sure that when we buy a house we will be equally as obsessive. Your realtor will get her commission eventually and be happy. You are the client and she is the vendor and therefore you have the right to be as hands-on in the process as you like. I guarantee that your realtor is used to it.

Artemisia said...

That is AWESOME that the geothermal retrofit isn't insanely expensive. Woo hoo!

Cheri said...

What 'burbs are you looking in out of curiosity.... you can email me rather than post publicly...

Tessie said...

I seriously think Realtor sounds like the most horrifying job EVER. An indeterminable amount of work for an indeterminable amount of money at an indeterminable date! SIGN ME UP!

Seriously, though, a house IS one of the biggest decisions of your life so they are used to a certain level of fussiness surrounding it.

Thomas said...

I love "Lost."

Penny said...

ooh! house hunting! it IS fun. I hope you can find one before those interest rates jump back up.