House Hunting! What should we know?
Hubby & I currently own the condo we live in, but it's really time to move into a house. We will be keeping the condo to rent it out, so we won't have the headache of trying to time a purchase with the sale, thankfully. It's currently just us and 3 cats, but we'll definitely be adding 1-2 dogs. No kids (now or in the future), but we are preparing for the possibility of my and/or his parents having to live with us someday. Based on what's available in the area we're looking, we're probably going to end up with 5 bedrooms & 2.1 baths, between 2200-2500 square feet. It is MUCH larger than we need, but the parents thing makes it much more okay that this size seems to be what's on the market here.
What should we know when looking at houses? Are there things you regret getting in a home? Things you got as a perk and now couldn't live without? What's your horror or wonderful house hunting/finding story that we can learn from? What thing should we know before we get too far in the process?