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Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer: The Waiting Game…

Diary of a First-Time Homebuyer follows a 20-something in her search for the perfect starter home in Milwaukee. Through the process, she’s finding out it’s a little less “House Hunters” and a little more about the waiting game…

Well, last time I checked in I mentioned putting a hold on the house hunt until a fantastic opportunity presents itself. I felt like I’d exhausted all the options in the neighborhood I was looking in, save for two. On Tuesday, I went with my Realtor and took a look at two homes: One was spacious with a  great master bedroom, but a little more south than I’d like. The other, I’d written off completely because the square footage seemed small and the few photos of the interior they had online weren’t that impressive – but the location was great, so it was worth a look!

That home that I’d written off? It was so much better in real life – a true example of why you can’t judge a book by its cover… or its online photos. The interior was a little smaller than I’d wanted, but it was full of charm and very well taken care of. It also had a fabulous backyard that you don’t often see in the city of Milwaukee. It was the first home I’d really gotten excited about, so I decided that night to put an offer on it. (more…)


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