June 10, 2005

Day 1

Our first day of maniacal house buying has been somewhat unsuccessful. As I mentioned before our current fave was sold. Well, we had two back-ups. The first is very cute, in a nice area, and features an unfortunately slumping porch that may require total replacement and might not pass inspection in the first place. The other back up is in okay condition, but in a less nice neighborhood. Plus the new furnace was being installed and they hadn’t bothered to cover the fake hardwood floors or the new carpets.

Other highlights? How about the house that had an unconnected garage featuring a false bookcase that opened to reveal a hidden room. Only this wasn’t a cool fake wall, this was a skeezy, creepy fake wall that seems perfect for hiding drugs or guns or something. We did find a very nice house in the best neighborhood, only to find that in one day on the market it was already sparked a bidding war that priced it outside of our range. Other highlights included the extraordinarily weird old house with a badly installed marble floor throughout the bottom floor. The bottom floor that had no furniture outside of a computer desk and a dozen Jesus portraits and was covered in bird droppings. Oh yeah, the smell of curry was so strong in this house you could smell it outside.

So now we have two days to find a house.

Posted by Frinklin at June 10, 2005 10:48 PM
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