House Hunting-The Reset

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series House Hunting
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Things have been interesting, yet mostly uneventful on the house-hunting front. We had to renew our lease until the end of November, so now we have a bit more time to find something. Hopefully, that is enough. Also, after a bit of looking we have a new team of realtors that we are very happy with.

We took a little vacation from looking at houses, but the search resumed Monday with three more interesting candidates.

House 1:

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The first house was a repo in a nice neighborhood with an attractive price. Once it had had a pool, now it just has a crater. Also, that deck is not attached to the house, so it is pretty much useless for anything other than a pool. The house also had shuffleboard in the basement…

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I’m not sure how to play with the wall in the middle of it, but it could be interesting.

This house had several cracks in the foundation and needed more work than we could do/afford while living in it, so we moved on to the next.

House 2:

This house was the most interesting of the bunch. It was built in 1919 and had a lot of charm. It also had a lot of light fixtures on pull chains and was almost next door to a Walgreens. Its most interesting feature was the upstairs bathroom with the astroturf-colored green carpet.

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Words cannot describe how green this is and the picture doesn’t do it justice.

Long story short, this house would be fine. We may still consider it, but neither of us is as excited about it as we should be to spend this much money.

House 3:

This house was an experience. The residents didn’t actually leave while we walked through it…because they were busy smoking their hookah in the dining room. And I’m pretty sure someone was asleep in one of the beds. There was too much stuff crammed into the house to even see what it looked like, which made it obvious that the residents (and I suspect tenants) had no intention of leaving anytime soon.

We did see enough of this house to spot several structural issues. It also had these beautiful walls around the driveway to keep the yard from caving in.

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Unfortunately, it looks like they may not hold for long. This one was an easy decision.

On to the next.

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