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Drive-by house-hunting

Published March 6, 2012 by housecrazy

I am doing a lot of drive-by house-hunting lately. My house is not on the market but I’m anticipating a move sometime in the next year since there are several factors that may require us to relocate a little closer to Denver (that’s where Lupe’s company is based).

But rather than continually pestering my realtor friends, we just settle for “drive-by” house-hunting until we are really serious about finding a place. My type of drive-by house-hunting is a tad more involved than it sounds. It entails researching where a house is located (the neighborhood) and if it is vacant or not. If it is vacant, then the drive-by can become more of a window-shopping type of outing. (Exploring around the property and peeking in the windows.) Mind you, that is ONLY if the house is vacant.

This past weekend we were in Colorado Springs so we did a little drive-by looking. We drove by a few old houses on the market but only one was vacant (a fix-and-flip) so we were able to snoop around in the yard a bit.

photo credit: Sarah Felix Burns

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