Our new home search criteria involved the following....
2 car garage
Current school district
Our area has AMAZING schools so unfortunately that comes at a high price. This didn't leave a ton of options in our price range. One day while obsessively scanning the MLS a new listing popped up...in a neighborhood I had always loved...and in our price range. Normally this would not have been in our price range but the house although immaculate was DATED as in WALLPAPER which apparently can scare a lot of buyers. But not us, we made an offer that day and got it!
note: Although the house is very dated I was thrilled to find out it had NEW flooring throughout and all new HVAC systems and a 3 year old roof. Bring on the wallpaper!
Update: Everything is pretty much right where we dropped it on moving day with the exception of the family room which is almost done and before was also painted YELLOW!
Formal living room/playroom
(patio doors lead to a sunroom)
That's all...The upstairs is out of control with wallpaper so I'll save that for another day!