My husband and I had been renting the same house ever since we were married ten years ago, and we decided last summer that it was time to look at some Santa Cruz homes for sale. We already had two children, and we were hoping to adopt two more in the near future to round out our family. The house we had been living in was only a three bedroom house, but it was more than just that. The yard was smaller than we liked, and we wanted to start building some equity for ourselves.
I am a stay at home mom, but my husband has an excellent job that pays well. He told me to start looking online to see if I found anything that caught my fancy. He didn’t have to tell me that twice! I started looking immediately, and by the time he came home that evening, I had six houses that I really liked. I knew that I wanted to have at least five bedrooms because our dream was to have four children. With that many kids, I also knew that I wanted more than two bathrooms. That is what we had in our rental house, and it was rough at times with just four of us there.
My husband looked at the six houses, and there was one in particular that he really liked. I knew it was because of the extra large two car garage, knowing that he would be able to use the extra space as a workshop. It also has a finished basement that we could use a game room, family room, or a number of other things. I liked it because there are four bathrooms and the laundry is on the first floor! Needless to say, when we looked at it later that week, we made an offer on it. We now call it home, and next week, we will bringing in our new daughter and son who we are adopting!