House hunting has been a lot of fun, especially since money is not an option this time.
Years ago, when we were first married, we had to settle for whatever we could afford and just make it work.
Now, we both have great jobs and are able to afford the lifestyle we have always wanted. Beach living has always been a dream of ours and we are finally making it happen. We have been able to see some spectacular places as well as some that were really strange. The one house had six bedrooms but it was three stories. I couldn’t even imagine trying to heat and cool the house with the layout either. Yes, we can afford to pay the energy bills, but that doesn’t mean that I am ready to foolishly waste money for no reason. The house I am referring too was also very chopped up so the flow of heated and cooled air would be restricted by doors and corners. The only way I would ever consider living in a house like that would be to install separate, zoned, heating and cooling throughout the place. This would be the only thing that would make any sense. Modern technology and the energy efficient electric units that are available could make this a reality very easily. This is one thing that makes that house worth considering. Even though it would be a large initial investment, these units would lower the overall energy costs each year by at least twenty five percent. We have not really decided on that perfect beach house yet, but, that one is a contender for sure.