4.13.2008

House Shopping..

So yesterday, my brother Nate took me and dallas around the valley to look at a few townhomes and condos that are fairly good priced. Some a little better than others.. but i'll get to that. We are living in a pretty small apartment right now which is really cheap, but as all of you know, it is basically like we are throwing money down the drain staying here. I mean YES we have a place to live, YES it is in good area but we cant build any equity here because we dont own it. Thus the reason why we are looking around. Plus it is a really good time to buy. Well, Nate took us to some that are just being built off state and about 8500 South. They are condos and townhomes and they are pretty cute. The townhomes are more pricey but i liked the condos equally as much. The only thing with that place is that Dallas works up in Ogden and i work Down Town so the drive could get old. The second place he took us just to do a "look-see" was some condos out in West Valley. They were cute too but i HATE the area. It just is not for me. Ok... so here is the stumper. The last place we went was Stansbury Park. If you dont know where that is, it is the city thats right before Tooele. You have to drive a ways on I-80 but it only took us 30 minutes from there to my moms house in South Jordan, so it really doesnt take that long of a drive. It's a very pretty drive in fact. I havent been out there for about 15 years. The last time i went out there was when i played a soccer game against a team there. It was a lot smaller back then. The place has really grown. You get a gorgeous view of the great salt lake and the pretty mountains on the opposite side. Anyway, back to the townhouses. They are built by Ivory Homes and they are awesome. The one that we are looking at has two bedrooms, two 1/2 bath and a HUGE kitchen. The total square foot is 1,812 and i'ts $160,000. It includes lots of amentities that the other ones dont offer, and the other town house on State Street ran at $201,000 and it was NOT nearly as big. So we just dont know what to do. I love the townhouse, i just need to get over this idea that Stansbury is not at the edge of the world. I'll keep ya posted.

9 comments:

carli said...

Hey Ang, yay for blogging!! i love you and am so happy to see you on here. Now I can keep tabs on ya. How are you and Dallas doing? You guys look so happy. Where's the babies?? I looked and I didn't see any pictures of any. Maybe you just forgot to put pictures of them on here. Just kidding, good luck on the house hunt, much love,and ps, if you wanna see some really cute babies, you can truck on over to my blog and check em out. Love ya, Carli

The Everett's said...

I ran across your blog from someone's links. We are selling our condo. It's in the murray area, right off the union park exit at 6600 S. 1148 E. We're asking $160,000. It's 2 bed, 1 bath. Call our realtor Chris if you want a tour. (801) 273-8800

Brady, Emily & Brinklee said...

Ahhh... House hunting! Welcome to the game. We are looking for a house too, though we just came from a townhome. You'll do great choosing a place. Just follow your heart. Location to your jobs is key, I think. Commuting is not fun, especially with such high gas prices. Good luck!

Michelle said...

Hey There, welcome to Blogger! We have a blog too. It's www.masiasfamily.blogspot.com.

Yes, house-hunting is stressful. My advice- take your time. You have plenty of options right now and you don't want to talk yourself into buying something that you don't absolutely love!

TyandKolbi said...

I agree completely with Michelle. It is a stressful time, but don't rush it! We are still trying to get everything finalized on our house....since it is in pre-foreclosure mode (much more time consuming and messy)!!! I wouldn't recommend it!

Lignell Family said...

Angie!! Have you guys looked in Farmington or Bountiful? The drive from either place to SLC or Ogden is about 6's. There are some really cute townhomes going up out in all those areas, and also in North Salt Lake if you get of the I-89 exit right before woods cross. And most all of them are still extremely close to freeway entrances. House hunting is fun and it sucks, but make sure your gut tells you it is a good idea.

Bryce and Jamie said...

Hey Angie! I'm so happy you and Dallas are now part of the blogging world. My brother and sister live in Stansberry Park and they love it!!! Good luck with finding a house! Check out our blog @ bryceandjamie.blogspot.com
Love ya!

Bailey Family said...

Angie! Yes! Love the blogging stuff! I love to keep in touch with everyone this way:) That was so fun reading your blog. Oh house shopping... what a difficult thing huh? I remember we were doing the same thing this time last year. It is so hard to find something decent, in a nice area and in a good price range. We bought a house in West Jordan and I really really like it. This is actually a really good time to buy. There is a lot of stuff on the market I think. Just keep looking.... I thought I had to have all the answers and it took us a few months but when I saw the right thing it just felt perfect. I will keep my eyes open for places for you too. keep in touch cause I want to know more on what is going on in your life!

Krissy and "B" said...

SO!?! What's happened? Have y'all found anything as of yet!? I'm anxious to hear! :)