I haven’t posted in forever because things have been crazy hectic around here. As some know, Bill and I have lived here in the same house in Kent for going on 2 and a half years now. We’ve been semi looking for an upgrade, as the house we currently live in is very old, very run down, and expensive for what we get. So for the past 6+ months I’ve been running an ad on CraigsList about us, what we are looking for, what pets we have, and how much we are willing to pay. We were mostly interested in a rent to own or land contract type of situation, on a decent amount of land, with 3+ bedrooms and at least one and a half baths.
We’d gotten a few hits from the ad, but nothing we were really interested in, as most of the houses were outside of our target area (Kent, Stow, Brimfield, Mogadore, Suffield. Basically a country or suburb setting with good schools). I hadn’t run the ad for about a month and on a whim threw it back up in the beginning of October. A couple days later I got an email giving me the address for a house in stow that is up for Rent, Sell, or Rent to Own. We went out and toured the outside and were instantly intrigued. The email hadn’t given me a price for the house, so when I got home I looked it up. Turns out it was in our price range. So without even seeing the inside of this house, we are basically sold. I email them back and we schedule to see the inside of the house.
Once we saw the inside, we were beyond sold. From the outside the house looked HUGE, but it turns out it can be bigger still inside. The basic house stats are:
- 6 bedrooms
- Laundry room upstairs
- Office upstrairs
- 3 1/2 bathrooms
- Formal living room with fireplace & built in shelving
- Formal dining room with built in shelving
- Eat in kitchen
- 3/4 acres
- Attached garage
- Fenced garden
- Jaccuzi and swingset in the backyard
- Patio off master bedroom
The jacuzzi is simply a nice bonus, not something we were looking for and the only thing the house lacks is a completely fenced in area for the dogs, which will be easy to fix by picking up 4 sheets of fencing. It also has the old garage in the back with a built in chicken coop and run, as well as a shed next to the garden.
Overall, I am in awe of this house. It is everything I ever wanted in a house and more. The other HUGE bonus to this house is that it is back in Summit County so my brother is also going to be living with us and renting a room.
I am beyond excited to move, needless to say. We already have half of our boxes over there in the garage (he gave us the garage clicker when we paid the deposit to start moving boxes). We finish all the paperwork for the house and get the keys next Tuesday and will be moving the 18th and 19th. We’re gonna rent for 6 months while we have the house inspected, etc, and then we’ll be getting an attorney to setup/look over purchasing the house! I’m so excited!