I have lived in Cedar Falls for a while now, and realize I pay a ridiculous amount for rent.  I pay more in rent then I could be spending on a mortgage.  Therefore, I am officially house hunting.

The first thing I noticed is I have expensive taste.  Champagne taste on a beer budget, ugh.  The other thing is, the housing market in CF is one of the few places in the county where it has not been affected by the recession…meaning there aren’t great deals.

My realtor/2nd cousin took me out the other weekend.  We went to places like http://www.wcfbor.com/listing/169724-1813-belle-avenue-cedar-falls-ia-50613/ and http://www.wcfbor.com/listing/169419-2623-orchard-dr-cedar-falls-ia-50613/ and http://www.wcfbor.com/listing/170455-512-w-5th-street-cedar-falls-ia-50613/ and a few others.  The first one was really cute and old.  And too expensive…and it is now sold.  The second one was a nice new condo, but had no storage and I would have to go outside the building to let the dog out (not convenient).  The third one was redone really nice, but had no yard or garage.

Three strikes.

My lease is up at the end of June, and I know I could extend it, but I would love to find a cute little place in a nice neighborhood.  In my price range.  That’s not too much to ask, is it?

2 Thoughts on “The (house) Hunt

  1. riverchica on August 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

    Oohhh, you’re inspiring me! The rent vs. own numbers really make me want to buy, just figuring out a down payment. Your new house looks perfect for you two – hope you’re enjoying making it a home!

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