Sunday, July 11, 2010

Realtors! Honestly!

So, it looks like we're gonna take the plunge, you know the big one, the one we've so far avoided in our nine years of marriage. A house.
Somewhere in all the rentals and sublets we've gone and gotten all opinionated, which it turns out, makes it difficult to find something that we like. We went out with a realtor on Friday. Not my mother in laws realtor, his name is Jim Shorts. I can't even say it without laughing, how could I make serious decisions about my families home and financial future with Jim Shorts? If the Simpson's ever sold their house they'd list it with Jim Shorts.
No, not Jim, another realtor who took me to a few places I asked to see and a few of her listings. Nothing doing. Then we started discussing lots and building and she told us about a beautiful 3 acre parcel with a beautiful view she's just listed. It's out of town a ways. We drive out there. It did have a beautiful view, once you looked over the freeways and past the train tracks and turned your back on the substation. No joke. Three acres sandwiched between a freight train spur, the freeway and the regular tracks, bordered to the south by a electrical substation. Oops, I guess I just forgot to mention those drawbacks?

12 comments:

Amy said...

I've been completely underwhelmed by realtors. Not sure how they managed to create a career that gets so much for so little value and so much embellishment.

Anonymous said...

It's your cousin Michelle.

I live in a great area, freeway access, shopping close, close to all mountains and ski resorts, amazing schools all in walking distance. The schools are rated #1in the state.

There are plenty of homes for sale. call Grandma for my #.

Good luck!

noelle said...

there is nothing i hate more than house hunting. no, that's not true. i hate cleaning up throw-up out of a car and maybe a couple other things. but house-hunting definitely belongs in my top ten list of things i severely dislike. ah. i feel for you, kathryn! but hey, i get excited everytime i think about the fact that i get to see you in august! makes my heart happy.

Jen said...

Good luck with the house hunt! I was lucky to have good realtors - they said they wouldn't let me buy a bad house - mostly becuase they knew I'd call them when I wanted to sell it and they didn't want to sell a bad house. Still laughing about Jim Shorts...awesome...

Kim said...

Love the name Jim Shorts, are parents really that rude? Good luck on the hunt, there's a great lot next to us!! he he!

a little music said...

Howdy, howdy, howdy! So, you want to live in Price, eh? Hmmm . . . well, as I said before, just when you think you're out, it pulls you back in!

Our stake president is a realtor. He seems a decent fellow, if you're interested. He's with Bridge Realty - Jae Potter (637-8260).

I find that one of the best ways to find the house you want is to find the neighborhood you want first. Just go driving around and pick out some good neighborhoods. Then tell your realtor what you're interested in. Give me a call and we could go for a drive. I might have some ideas for you. We could go for a drive. My kids could babysit!

Kathryn said...

Michelle, Sounds great, unfortunately... or not depending on how you look at it... we're looking for housing in Price, as surmised by a little music.

David said...

Get on out into the county and then you will have more room, better "views", and could even build your own house. Just remember, someone owned that house before you...and there is a ligit reason why they are not living there anymore. There problems with it, become your problems.

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ladaisi said...

Hey just browsing through blogspot and came accross yours! I'm a stay-at-home mom of about two years now, since I had my son, and I hardly know any other stay at home moms my age!

Good luck with the house venture! It is definitely the time to buy, not the time to sell. . .which is what I'm trying to do now. . .