Just Moved: Kerri & Mike

Get the scoop on this Connecticut couple and their new 3-bedroom home!


Danbury, Connecticut
Setup: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
House Style: Contemporary
Square Footage: 1,814
Price Paid: $510,000
The Deal: $281/sq. ft.

How many places did you look at before finding the right one?
We looked in six different towns -- at close to 100 different houses.

How long were you looking?
It took us over a year to find and purchase the house. We made offers on three other houses, but they all ended up falling though.

What was the worst part about house-hunting?
It consumed our weekends. The first few weeks were fun, but then it became a chore. We got up every Saturday and Sunday morning and left to go find a house.

What was the best part?
We really got to see what we wanted or didn’t want in a house.

Was it hard to compromise and find a house you both loved?
Yes. After looking at 100 houses, there was only one other one that we both really liked. It happened to be one of the other three that fell through.

Do you have any advice for other Nesties who are house-hunting now?
Don’t settle. It took us over a year to find our house, and toward the end of the year, we were getting frustrated and started to think about settling for a house that wasn’t completely what we wanted. Then we came across our house and fell in love with it. Also, there will be frustrating times. We had to sell our condo in order to buy our house, and we had to move in with friends for about two months until we were able to move into our house. We’re grateful that they welcomed us to live in their home with them. In the end, it was worth it because we can’t picture ourselves in any of the other houses we looked at -- only ours!

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