I went out with our realtor, Susan Bradley, for the first time today and saw some great things! At the end of the day I had two favorites and had ruled out quite a few.
The first is a smaller house in Briarwood on Amherst. It isn't very big (only 1536sqft) but it has a really great floorplan - the kitchen is really open to the living and dining room which I really like. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and the master has pretty french doors to the outside porch. The biggest drawback to this house is that it doesn't have a garage.
The second house really has it all. It is across the street from the Sparkman Country Club, which is like a neighborhood pool and tennis club. It has a two car garage, a circle drive in front for all of our friends, and it is huge! It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a study off of the master, a really great master closet, an absolutely adorable kitchen, incredibly landscaped backyard. I mean this house is great. Two problems - we don't have enough furniture to fill a 2,819 sqft house and the price is too high. Although - we looked at it because Susan was told by the listing agent that the owners are desperate for an offer any offer - it has been listed since September and the people have to move soon because hubbyhas already been transferred. So we are def keeping it on the list and hoping the price drops!