House number three: another home that looked so cute in the photos but looked as though it were abandoned when we arrived to look at it. I can't say it was a serious contender because it was located on a highway, but you never know, do you, until you see it in person. For all I know it could have been at the end of a long driveway where there would be no traffic sound at all. And there were some features that were really appealing - some renovations and three, yes three decks.
Surrounded by long grass the house looked sadly neglected when we drove up. Then, strangely, we discovered that the front door was unlocked, so we took that as an invitation to go inside. Alas - not all the renos were done - in fact it looked like someone started a whole whack of different jobs all at the same time and then just gave up and left. We found the realtor's card and deduced that he forgot to lock up when he left the last time he showed the home to a prospective buyer. That kind of sloppiness seemed to apply to the whole home and we didn't get a positive feeling about the space.
The only good thing I can say is that I am glad the plumbing was still in working order:)