This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Those magic words
Pardon me while I fall over into a dead faint.
My husband just told me he LIKED one of the homes I have listed on here and he wants me to get more info on the home.
(sniffing smelling salts)
He of course knows that he must be very careful when showing even the slightest bit of interest in one of these amazing homes.
Crazy people like me can smell interest like a shark sniffing blood in the water.
He has made the mistake of saying
"Wow! That's a great house"
or even worse the drool inducing
"I really like that one!"
He knows that once these words have fallen from his lips, my heart begins to race and I go into hyperdrive crazy lady on a misson mode.
He has seen me at the height of my house lust frenzy where I'm sending him about 50 emails a day with ideas and selling points and details and prices and school reports.
My husband is a very patient man when it comes to my crazy home obsession.
So today he apparently sent me an email telling me he liked one of the homes I just put up, but not only did he send me an email. HE FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A PHONE CALL!!!
He knows that to do this will cause this sort of a reaction in me:
and that he must be very very sure that he's willing to go through all the pestering that he knows he's in for.
To be a little kinder to my poor sweetie, I'm going to put all the info here, in one place so he's not chewing on a vein wishing me dead at the end of all of this.
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First thing I notice that I also saw in the photos. Our very cute backyard butts right up to a cemetery. Since I'm all about the Macabre the first thing I think is that this will make some KICK ASS Halloween parties and when the Zombie Apocalypse comes we can go to the roof and pick them off as they rise from their graves.
Down side to this is that my backyard parties (Minus the Halloween ones) will be overlooking dead folks.
Going to have to do some quick research on this cemetary and find out how old it is...that would either bump up or drop the coolness factor.
Tax info on the property. I cannot imagine this is correct but if it is....
The info I found is that in 2011 the property taxes were $2,219
Mount Bethel is a populated place located in Northampton County at latitude 40.905 and longitude -75.112 (Panoramio Photos). The elevation is 525 feet.
Nearby Cities, Towns & Census Designated PlacesMount Bethel, PA (< 0.1 mile)
Portland, PA (1.4 miles NNE)
Columbia, NJ (1.9 miles NNE)
Warrington, NJ (2.4 miles NE)
Stier, PA (2.4 miles WSW)
Five Points, PA (2.4 miles WSW)
Slateford, PA (2.7 miles N)
Stone Church, PA (2.7 miles SSW)
Delaware, NJ (2.7 miles ESE)
Ramseysburg, NJ (3.1 miles ESE)
Nearby Neighborhoods, Subdivisions & Other Small Populated PlacesHill Yard, PA (< 0.1 mile)
Marshfield Station, PA (1.4 miles E)
Hartzells Ferry, PA (3.9 miles SSE)
Pahaquarry, NJ (5.6 miles N)
Uttsville, PA (5.8 miles WSW)
New Village, PA (5.8 miles WSW)
Frutchey, PA (10.3 miles N)
Wigwam Lake Estates, PA (10.6 miles NW)
Coolbaugh, PA (11.1 miles NNE)
Jackson, PA (11.2 miles WNW)
18343 Zip Code Detailed Profile
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 3,034 (816 male householders, 181 female householders)
893 spouses, 984 children (901 natural, 30 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 38 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 30 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 437 (124 male householders (92 living alone)), 252 female householders (225 living alone)), 61 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 17 (0 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 429 2-persons, 241 3-persons, 209 4-persons, 83 5-persons, 35 6-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 317 1-person, 59 2-persons.
668 married couples with children.
104 single-parent households (37 men, 67 women).
93.1% of residents of 18343 zip code speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% very well, 12% well, 12% not well).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (49% very well, 39% well, 12% not well).
Foreign born population: 133 (3.7%)
(63.9% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code: 3.7%
Whole state: 4.1%
in zip code 18343:
White population: 3,944
Black population: 11
American Indian population: 35
Asian population: 29
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 0
Two or more races population: 44
Hispanic or Latino population: 102
According to Google Maps if you drive it's about an hour and a half door to door. I'm not finding any bus or train info
Knowlton Township Elementary School
K - 6