Now that my hubby and I are with child, we have been on the hunt for a new house. We stopped looking for a while as everything we looked at that was in our price range needed a lot of work. They were all livable, but extremely outdated. It is hard to imagine maxing out our budget to buy the home and then needing to come up with a ton more money to redo bathrooms, the kitchen, and in some cases add hurricane shutters. We would have to either compromise our choice of neighborhood or our tastes. Neither option was ever going to happen so we stopped looking for a while.
When I was in law school at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, I swore that I would never live in Boca. In fact, I made fun of the sheltered children that came from the Boca area. This never thing has become a running joke in my life as I really believe never to say never because you don’t know where life will take you and you might find yourself wanting something you never thought you would. Now, several years later, I want to live in Boca. Things may change again, but for now, I really like what the town has to offer. It’s clean, well maintained, and safe. Perfect place for a child to grow up without having to go to private school! Also, the shopping is pretty great!
After giving up on our dream of finding a home that would suit our wallet and our tastes, our realtor contacted us about a house that had not been put on the market yet. It was in the middle of renovations, which would solve our previously mentioned problem of the outdated nature of the homes in the neighborhoods we liked. The size, location, and price are pretty perfect for us. There are little things that need to be changed out, but most of that can be done over time. We are waiting for the renovations to be completed so that we can get the last appraisal and inspection out of the way. Keep your fingers crossed!