It’s like Central Park, only there’s no zoo

Being that Erin and I have been mortgage-holders for almost 5 months now, I thought a reflection post would be in order. So far, the home buying experiment is a rampant success. Our house still looks a little like we just moved in, but we are slowly hanging things on the wall and deciding on the best configuration for each room. We really had 3 priorities when buying the house:

  1. Good space for the kiddos.  We have an excellent back yard, complete with a little swing set, and the kids love it.  Their rooms are a tad smaller than our previous residence, but it’s not too big of a deal.  Since the rooms are upstairs along with their bathroom, it’s really like they have their own wing in the house.
  2. Smaller=good.  This house is about 150 sq ft smaller than our old house, but we like that.  It’s a little cramped, but it keeps us from holding onto stuff we don’t need.  When we were house hunting, we saw a couple of houses that we significantly larger, but this is the house that charmed our socks off.
  3. Location, Location, Location.  I know location is always important for everyone, but our house is exactly where we wanted to be.  The casa sits a stones throw from the entrance to the Cain Center which has a great park, softball fields, disc golf course, and jogging track  When I’m there, I feel really connected to the community.  There are always people out running or walking their dogs and it’s great to be a part of that.  Emma rides her bike there, and Erin goes walking a couple days every week.  Since we’ve moved into the new house, I definitely feel more bonded with Athens.
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