Sunday, April 19, 2009
16/52 ~ Searching for a home with Google Maps
I have spent more time in the last three weeks on Google Maps and Google Earth than I can even tell you. Basically, my house buying strategy is this:
#1: Find house that looks good on Windermere Real Estate website.
#2: Put it into Google Earth to see where the sun lies on the property so I know if I can garden in that space or not.
#3: Put the address into Google Maps to see if I can pull up a 'street view'. If I can, look around the neighborhood via the internet.
#4: Put the address into Google Maps directions so I can add it to our next outings and we can drive by and look at the house.
It sounds like a good system doesn't it? But so far, we have looked at about 25 houses this way and I am starting to feel really overwhelmed. That is a LOT of driving and a lot of area covered and I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg yet. I just want something to jump out at me. Like when Don and I got together... when I knew... I just KNEW and we have been that way ever since. No wavering in that faith that we were meant to be put here together for this lifetime. I want that kind of security. That kind of surety. Do you get that with a house?