Name: Jennifer Biswas, husband, son (2 years), daughter (8 months), dog
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Size: 3,600 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned
When my now-husband, Rishi, and I got engaged we started looking for a home to purchase. Since he’s a California kid living in Minnesota, he was dead set on getting a new construction home so we didn’t have to deal with frozen pipes and all the joys of older homes. I, on the other hand, wanted an old home full of character that we could update and make our own. After walking through countless sterile new builds that felt like a hospital and just as many older homes that felt like you were going to fall through the floor, we pulled up in front of a spec home for its open house. One look at it and its adorable pergola out front, I knew it was the one. Yes, it had some of the elements of new construction that I disliked, but it had so many things about it that we both loved.
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