So. Are you familiar with Trulia?
Truly, Trulia is my favorite way to house hunt online. All you do is pick a town in which you'd like to live, google its name, comma, its state abbreviation, comma, Trulia. You can also add 'overview' if you like.
Then click on the first thing that pops up and voila! That's when the magic happens. You'll be shown tons of acreage and houses for sale in your town of choice. No strings attached. No signing away your private information or your firstborn. heh.
At least, that's what I've discovered this past year while using Trulia. Sooo much easier than trying to find realtors online for a specific area and having to fill out forms and jump through hoops just to view houses for sale. If you find a house by way of Trulia, you can always contact a realtor later--usually a few are given below the house listings.
Plus, after I used the 'share with a friend' feature last week, Trulia now sends me similar houses to look at in my email box. Wow! It's like they are doing the searching work for me. Gotta love that.
I say all that because 1.) I know some of you, too, are searching for a new-to-you home and 2.) Today Trulia sent our dream house right to my email box.
Oh. My. Goodness. It's 95 percent perfect! It would be 100 percent right if it had a sun room and the price was a tad lower (being a professional cheapskate). Perhaps it has a sunny room?
And well, it you'd like to see my idea of the perfect house for Tom and myself, you can take a little walk-by and walk-through here.
Ahhh.... Love at first sight. Well, except for the Pepto-Bismal dining room. Eegads! Oh well, every house must have its What-Were-They-Thinking feature. I think it's a law now. :)
Anyway, playing house-hunting on Trulia is my favorite game. I thought you might like to play, too.
If you click on 'view large photos' then look below the picture that first pops up, you'll see how the house looks with the trees full of leaves. It's a pleasant difference (but then, isn't it always?)