I not only want a smaller home, but I want to put an end to this sub-urban living. After all, I am a city girl. I grew up in the city, and some of the best homes we have had were in the city... like our Corn Hill apartment in Rochester NY, or our warehouse apartment in New Orleans. Those places really made us happy, and that is what we are looking for... but I know it is not going to be easy.
The good news is that house prices in our area are above what we paid for our home and are still rising. so will will walk away with a little equity money.
The bad news is that we would still like 1800 sq, and I am only seeing 1400 sq tops in the Atlanta area. We still want to kids to be able to visit and even spend the summer with us for the next few years, and after that, wayyyyyy after that, grandchildren, so we can't go from 3000 sq ft plus basement to 300sq ft plus a storage room.
So much to sort out.
Things I know I want:
- Walking communities
- Live, work, play
- I especially love Atlantic Station (Atlanta), but it is kind of pricy.
- Open floor plans
We can purchase or rent... I don't care, but I think hubby wants to purchase. I expect this to be a 2 year journey. Stay tuned.