We did it. We bought a new house. It is in our neighbourhood, located walking distance from school and daycare, 2 parks, skating rink. It backs onto a forest and has manicured greenspace next door. The main attractions are the garage, renovated bathroom and in ground swimming pool. Its pretty much a done deal at this point we'll be moving in sometime in June.
On the left is the park (just green-space with a bridge).
Formal living room with wood fireplace. They didn't want to throw in the Santa painting.
Informal dining room.
Formal dining room.
Kitchen; we need a new fridge and stove.
WOWY WOW WOW: massive bathroom. Walk-in shower with more jets than family members.
Back yard (we know, we know... fence around the pool). There is a forest behind the yard (pretty mature growth). The city is selling an extra 9 meters of land to all the people on the street for pretty cheap, so we will end up with a bigger yard than we have now. There doesn't seem to be any development on the horizon back there and there is a group working to get it protected. There is room inside for visitors so you wont have to pitch a tent when you come.