Wouldn’t you love to house hunt just for the fun of it, without all the suspense and uncertainty, or the burden of needing to find The Right House for you and your family? Last week, we got an opportunity to do just that. This is why we were up the valley, watching swans. We spent the day looking at houses for loved ones who are looking at housing opportunities in our area.
Our guide was the local Realtor who showed and helped us buy the homestead. She’s also a fellow graduate from Michelle’s and my college. We hadn’t seen her for a while, so the day was a combination of friends’ outing and house snoop.
We haven’t had a lot of of house hunting experience. We bought our first house after a prolonged viewing process back in 1993, when Aly was a newborn. The only other “house hunting” we did was to come see the homestead originally. We found that the responsibility of looking at houses for other people pales in comparison to looking at houses for one’s self. We were much more relaxed, and had a lot more fun than the last time we did this. The game of “what if” lacked the high stakes it normally implies.
We only saw three homes, all very nice, each in their own way. There’s a fair amount of good real estate in Haines. It was fun to get to peak inside a few houses that we’ve seen in passing, and wondered what they looked like inside. It gave me a lot of satisfaction, though, to view these nice properties, but still feel no twinge of regret to leave them and return to our homestead.