House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

House Hunters newlyweds Chase and Morgan want a home in the Salt Lake, UT area to be closer to family. She wants something move-in ready, but he wants a few projects. We have our first conflict for the lovebirds.

Wish Lists

Hers: Morgan wants a new home with no real projects: She wants it to look traditional. Her wish list also includes a modern kitchen with new appliances and white cabinets, a fireplace, and no carpet.

His: Chase wants a cottage-style home with a few projects. He wants a basment space, A wrap-around porch, and a three car garage.

They also want an fenced yard for a potential future dog. Their budget is $400,000.

House #1, $399,900

House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

This is a new home that’s move in ready, with no previous inhabitants. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  It’s in an area where all the houses are new, so they would need to share the garage area. This house also has no backyard. The house has half carpet, half wood floor, and Morgan hates that.

The master suite and bathroom is huge, but the other rooms are a bit small for Morgan and Chase’s liking. It has a fireplace and an unfinished basement.

House #2, $414,000

House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

It’s 45 minutes away from their family. The other two homes are only about 10 minutes away. It has the cottage-style that Chase likes, and it has his perfect wrap-around porch. It’s half an acre, so the backyard is very spacious. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The kitchen doesn’t have the white paint that Morgan likes, but Chase likes the all wood cabinets. This home has another unfinished basement. However, there is a basement kitchen area that was starting to be built. The home would require a few renovations to modernize it more.

House #3, $339,900

House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

This house is more of a combination of modern and classic. It has four bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. It has hardwood floor. It doesn’t have a wrap-around porch or fireplace. The kitchen in this house is also made up of wood designed cabinets and counters.

They would need to renovate the bathrooms and remove carpet from the master bedroom.

The choice seemed obvious. House #1 just lacked character: It didn’t have history nor did it feel like it. House #2 was too expensive and far from their family. House #3’s projects seemed big (especially another unfinished basement), but just the right blend of both of their wish lists.

House Hunters Recap: New vs. Fixer in Salt Lake

In the end, Chase and Morgan picked House #3. They also paid the $339,900 asking price, and immediately repainted the walls.

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