We have been part of the college community where we live for many years, but the time has come for us to move on. I will post more about that in the future, but right now I am seeking your wisdom and advice on the house hunting process. Neither my husband nor I have ever done this before. When we got married, I moved into the house he was already living in on campus. Before that, I lived in apartments.
We're staying local, so have the luxury of taking our time. In a small town, our housing options are limited, which can be a positive and a negative. But after two rounds of touring houses, I'm struggling to "see" ourselves in any house but this one. Yes, sentimentality is involved, and big changes are often hard for me! We have made a list of things that are important to us regarding location, layout and various amenities. Since many of the homes around us are older, we have seen some pretty quirky things, such as a tin-can miniature golf course built into a basement floor, and (also in a basement) a working toilet in the middle of the concrete floor with a shower curtain around it. Yikes!
For those of you who have been through this before, what were some of the questions you asked as you toured homes and made this decision? I appreciate your input to help broaden my perspective!