Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Cape Cod Home to Call Our Own: Window Shopping


Can you all believe that it's the last day in July?!?!?!  Where did the summer go? Yes, there's still a month left, but my summer vacation ends mid August. That means only 2 1/2 weeks left!

Plus, it's my birthday month! WOOT WOOT!!! I'm counting down to the 13th. I'm still not sure what I want to do on the day. I'm thinking of keeping it low key and baking and having Honey cook for me. We'll see.

Anyway, today I decided to go online and window shop for homes. We think we've narrowed our location down to Connecticut, mostly because of my job. I REALLY need to cut down on my commute time, so right now that seems like the best option.

We also still plan on renting a place first ( we've also been looking at apartments and rental homes) but I want to keep the house buying energy flowing at all times. I really am a believer of the Law of Attraction, so we're putting home buying energy into the universe at all times!

Here are the top 6 houses that I looked at today. It's funny, some of them are not lookers in the curb appeal area but were super cute inside. Then, some were amazing outside and stunk inside...sigh. I guess that's house hunting for you.  These are some of the ones I saw potential in... click the link to go to the listings. You know, in case you're looking too... Oh and not all are Capes!!!

I love this 1948 house because even though everything has been updated (as with all of the older homes I've looked at) I don't think it would take much to put a 50s spin on it. this one isn't a beauty outside but...It has a BREAKFAST NOOK!!!!!!!! LOVE! I have a soft spot for breakfast nooks. It also has some really nice built in cabinets that I like too.

This bungalow, built in 1925, has the cutest little white fence! I also love the mudroom. The rest of the house is decent, nothing extravagant but its reasonably priced. That means it could leave a heck of a renovation budget!!

Here is a 1940's Colonial. I usually don't like Colonials but this one is cute. The fireplace, kitchen and deck are all pluses for me.

Here is a Cape Cod. I love the outside (Honey hates the pointy top) but I'm not thrilled about the inside of it.  Well, most of it is workable, but the kitchen is a deal breaker. I love the homey feel of the house though. With a little vintage tune up to the decor it could be a nice home. But...the kitchen definitely needs an overhaul.

I love this 1915 Cape!!!! There isn't much I would change about it other than paint colors. The backyard is great!

Here is a bonus because it was Honey's favorite. The outside of this 1930s Colonial is definitely stunning! And the inside is just as beautiful (if you can imagine that all of the wood paneling and cabinets in the kitchen are gone and replaced with pretty ones).

Well, that's that! I just wanted to share my findings with you guys and give an update on moving front.  

I hope you are having a great last day of July!!! August is sure to be a blast!!!


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  1. Dreamy houses-omg! What a huge accomplishment it will be when you girls score your first home! Omg amazing-I love it! This is very exciting! I like the last too and the last one has a red door and I love that! xox

  2. Yeeeeesssss!!!!! You got bit by the "wanna buy a house" bug too!! (So did we). I bet you will have a field day decorating. And make sure the kitchen is slamming Ms Bakin Queen. Lol (oh and check out the history of the house too. Make sure its ghost-free lol)

  3. Hey, you'll be closer by then we can have afternoon tea:) I hope you find a nice little home. I think after you leave Greenwich and the surrounding areas there, CT becomes more affordable.

  4. I'm stunned at the prices! in a good way. I didnt know real estate so close to NYC is so reasonable. Granted im originally from california where a 1 bedroom apartment is $2000 a month :/

    1. Well these are about an hour and a half away from NYC. It was as close as we could get without NYC prices.

  5. How exciting that your birthday is just around the corner! Tony's birthday is on the 6th of August. The 5th is the August civic holiday holiday here in Canada, so he's going to take the 6th off and turn the weekend into an extra long four day one. No idea what we're going to do yet, but surely some fun will ensue with four days off! :)

    Big hugs & the happiest of August wishes, sweetheart!
    ♥ Jessica

  6. I love these! It's amazing just how big houses and plots are in the US compared to here in the UK - we have a lot more Victorian terraces with tiny little yards.

    My Baby and I have been househunting too and I will share some exciting news on that front sometime soon. 1930s is a hint though!!

    P x

  7. I like the one with the white fence - so cute! This must be such an exciting time for you - we can't even begin to think about buying a house yet (and London prices are INSANE)! The thing that struck me about these houses is that they all look soooooooo American! :) Love it!

    1. They are very American looking houses aren't they?? I never thought of that!

  8. Oh shut up!* My birthday is the 13th too!
    Beautiful houses - I just love the last one. My fiance and I are house hunting too, even though our rental lease isn't up until November. Life is so much more difficult with a big ole German Shepard.
    Happy hunting!!

    *meant in the nicest Stacey London way, of course.


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