Monday, April 8, 2013

Looking at Open Houses

This weekend while visiting in the Dallas area, we did one of our favorite activities - touring Open Houses.  Actually, Daughter and family are in the market so this was not just a fun outing, but actually had some purpose.

Hubby being a realtor, we naturally had our own interests in sight-seeing these properties.  It is always interesting to see how other realtors stage a home for viewing.
It is hard to believe this room passed any realtor's inspection.

Daughter and Hubby have specific criteria, including price and neighborhood of course, and this is what makes finding that just right house such a challenge.

What would be important to you when looking for a new home?
A home with character in a family friendly neighborhood?

Grand size and surroundings?
Proximity to a golf course and club house?
A well manicured yard and cottage feel in a city setting?
A grand entrance?
Contemporary with spacious open concept?
Grand with customized details?
Designated office space?
A home with a lot of personal touches and details?
What features in a kitchen are important to you?

Spacious Master?  Hardwood floors?
Luxurious Master Bath?
Space for a priced piece of furniture? (I love the little discontinued Southern Living at Home pitcher on the tray!) 
Family Media/Entertainment Room?

What about outdoor space?
Access to bath?
Various conversation areas?
Pool with water vocal point?
Large pool/spa with low yard maintenance?
 Needless to say, there are a lot of choices out there depending on your criteria.  However, you might find the same problem our daughter has found.  No one home has all of them. 

So happy to again join Carissa for Miscellany Monday.


  1. oh my goodnes!!! so many choices!
    i'm perfectly happy where i am. :)

  2. oooo, such pretty homes! I'd love to live in one! my favorite is the fifth from the top (: beautiful!

    Allie @ Framed by God


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