Apparently this is impossible to find in Regina for under $250,000:
a dining room.
We've found a few houses so close...but not one, not ONE has had all these things. Wait, I take that back. Only one, but the location wasn't great and it needed new windows and a wall knocked out (the living room was rather dim).
And I could handle giving up one or more of those things listed above if the price were closer to $200 k, but there is a downside to a booming town, my friends.
Tomorrow we look in a wee town 15 minutes north of the city. There's a little one and a half story war time house there. Sure, it's only got two bedrooms up (one in the basement), but it has a dining room, a good kitchen, a huge wrap around porch and a yard completely closed in by hedges. And did I mention enough room to put in a garden Martha Stewart would be proud of? All for the low, low price of $215 k. Argh.
Maybe I'll finally be able to stop being a city girl.
Oh, to dream.