We bought this house hoping to start a family. Since that wasn’t possible (a whole other post) we decided that we want to sell it when the market starts to rebound. We are hoping that after the 2012 election the market picks up. Our house was seeing 15% gains per year from 1999 to 2006 so if we sold during the peak in 2006 we could have sold it for a $138,000 profit. As it is now we owe more than it’s worth so all I can do is improve it a bit and then leave it alone for awhile and pray.
I am rebuilding a spare bathroom from the walls out and have about 50% of the work to go yet. I’ll post pictures of that work soon. Until then here is our house from the outside on a half cul-de-sac with the smallest front yard you could imagine.
I have spent more money on Scotts Plus 2 this year than any year previously so of course this year I have more weeds than ever. Don’t ask me why but we have the lawn that refuses to let weeds die. I can’t fertilize anymore until the Fall because of how much I put down this year. I also fertilized the abandoned house next door, all of the weeds disappeared after one treatment, go figure.
There is a lack of plants in the rock beds and we are contemplating what we want to do with them now that we cleared them up. As you can see, we have no driveway for a 36ft RV.
I replaced the ugly pea gravel that surrounded our house with river rock but still have two beds in front to complete. Plus I have A LOT OF TRIMMING to do in front of the house, they got way toooooo big!
A weed snuck in behind the AC unit, arrrrgh!! I yanked it after taking the pic.
I have some brick to pick up yet. I have to find a place to put it!
Our fire pit goes on top of those 2 square patio blocks so it’s not entirely on the patio.
More patio pavers to pick up! Damn weeds!
I still have to order the river rock for the front, it still has lava rock. Slowly but surely it’s getting there. One more load of rock to go! We are having the roof replaced next year and maybe the siding as well.