Yesterday my girlfriend and I spent most of the day looking at houses. I wish I had brought my camera or thought to use the one on my phone, because some of them were fucking terrible! One advertised that it had a pool and sauna but when I arrived the once beautiful backyard was totally overgrown. The sauna was covered in brambles and when we pried the door open it was filthy in there, dirt and grime covering everything. The deck around the pool was broken and rotting. The house had obviously been recently renovated, it was rather nice. But the rest of the property had been given back to the wilds, it seems.
Every property we visited had something that made it a “no” within minutes of getting out of the car. After a while it gets rather funny, actually. We start guessing what will be wrong with the next place we look at… rooms are too small, ugly stucco ceilings (look terrible in videos!), the carpets will be stained/ugly or hardwood floors have big nasty gaps, neighbors too close… Yes, I’m picky, but I’m sure you know why.
So we are widening are search… Next week we will be taking trips into Northern WA to look at some promising properties. Once again, we are just renting for now, but if I’m going to be paying the insane prices one pays to rent in this economy I want it to be the right place. The next house we move into may be one of the last places I rent before I buy a house, so it needs to be the right one.
The only thing you can do to help is to work hard, earn as much money as you can, and keep spending regularly. Remember, it’s not like I have a vanilla job. When I begin looking to buy a house in a few years it will be you bitches who tribute your life savings to make sure I have a huge down deposit for my dream property.