Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Our New Goal!





For those of you who are familiar with the bay area, you know that housing prices are through the roof. Since I am from Fresno, I know that a suburban house for $300,000 is definitely do-able! I moved here for Aaron 2 years ago, and frankly am just tired of the area. I have tried to make the best out of it, but I am depressed here. I don't mean to sound like a snob, but I live in the ghetto. Last week I went to the Megan's Law website to check how many sex offenders were in a 2 mile radius of my home. 17! Did you see that? I said 17!!! Aaron is born and raised here and before I showed him my hometown he was reppin' South City! Yuck...is all I can say! Many people from here are sheltered and uneducated. That is not something I want for myself, nor my family. People that are from here, usually don't leave here do to lack of options. Aaron and I have gone back and forth about it because he would love to have a suburban home, but cannot bear to move away from his son who is 4. That is when we discovered Tracy, CA. Our best friends Danny,Jessica, and their son Daylon, just bought a house out there. This past weekend we went there to visit them. We took the Bay Bridge (big mistake) and got there an hour and 40 minutes later. We took Christian too, so he could play with Daylon. We had the best time with our dear friends and Christian had a ball playing with the kids. Aaron and I explored the town. The houses were huge, and there were tons of foreclosures low in price. The town is clean, and better yet, is only an hour away from the city. Our goal is to buy a home there and Aaron will commute. He has to be at work at 6:30am anyway, so at that time, there will be no traffic. On Tuesdays and Thursdays when he has his son, he will just stay the night at his moms house in South San Francisco. On the weekends we have him, Aaron will just pick him up after work and take him to Tracy. The house I posted pics of is on Danny and Jessica's street. It is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, and is 2500 square feet. It is going for 301,000. Not bad for a first home! What do you think???












4 comments:

Michelene said...

If Aaron can handle the commute, buy it! Be sure to consider what your hubby wants, too Britt (Of course, I mean that in love). If you ever called!??? We could talk!

HeSaysI'mTheOne said...

I love LOVE that kitchen. I feel like I live ina cloet by the beach so just looking at all the space you could have makes me itch to buy a house. Good luck. Such a bnig step. When did we get old enough to get married and buy houses?

As for my ring, I will have to put up a pic for you. The flash makes it look weird. It is a 2.25ct emerald with .98ct in diamonds around set in white gold.. I am going to switch the emerald for a diamond when we actually get married and make the emerald a solitaire to wear on my right hand and one day pass down to a daughter if I have one. I had someone ask me how much he paid and that is rude!! My mom said just about what you did about when people ask. They just act so weird when I answer. Can't they just say how pretty?

whittakerwoman said...

so fun! I am sure this is so exciting. H

Michelene said...

I cannot believe Heather commented. You are cool Britt!