Another update I know what you are thinking where are the poems woman, the poems??? Truth is Sam and I are looking to buy a house. Neither one of us has owned home and it is a huge step for us. I liken getting a house to getting married, it is a lifelong commitment. And like raising a child there are more scenarios then we could possibly consider. It is terrifying to say the least. We’ve done a bit of browsing in the past but the homes we’d previously viewed were a little out of our range. There was no way for us to compete if a higher bid was placed so it didn’t quite feel real. The last two houses we viewed were significantly cheaper and we actually had a little bit of bidding room which means we’ve gone from a 0% winning the lottery kind of possibility to a 2% winning the lottery kind of possibility. We’ve extended our perimeters so the houses we viewed yesterday are deeper into Whoville then we’d originally considered. The town does meet our requirements though a bus stop, a school, a grocery, and it even has a 2 movie cinema lol The bus runs once an hour which is actually better than some of the closer locations but the commute for Sam will be longer. Since he can work from home he might do so once a week. This town might be our only chance if we don’t find a money making tree. Plus the town is close to a very lovely little town that does have some shops.
Anyways on to the houses!
The first one was actually very nice and I don’t think we could do better given our current scenario. The owners had done a number of repairs already and what’s left is nothing that needs immediate resolution. It is perfectly liveable as is. The kitchen was my favorite room it was recently redone and gorgeous but alas Sam just contacted me that the bidding went too high. So that dream has perished and I was feeling pretty hopeful too =( I really liked that one! There is always hope that the bidders find a place they like more and lets us have it!
The second house is even cheaper and needs more work. It has a large number of basically unusable closets I mean every room has at least 2 closets so that totally eats up wall space. Secondly the kitchen is old and tiny so it would need a total makeover. Sam and I need a decent kitchen given how much cooking we do and this one didn’t have counter space and it had almost no cabinets, the fridge didn’t even fit inside. The house smelled funky as hell I don’t mean like mold funky but funky funky. There is very little interest in that house (maybe none because no one except us viewed it and it has been on the market for awhile) so we might actually have a shot. The problem is we don’t particular want it. Now we aren’t super picky Sam is a handy guy but we both know realistically that we can’t afford extensive repairs and this place needs work. The closets seriously bug Sam he just hates wasted space so he probably could not just live with them even though the house has more than enough space for our meager acquisitions. Except that kitchen because we do have our share of kitchen stuff.
We just saw online that a new house went up in the area we want. Absolutely fucking fabulous house. It is in the upper end of our price range but the monthly/yearly costs to own are the cheapest I have seen so we could afford to live there quite comfortably. But it so darn fabulous I can’t imagine it won’t get snatched up. My only hope is that the bright blue and bright yellow toilets/sinks/tubs and tacky floors will deter others and blind them from what really is an amazing place. Swedes do like a more traditional look so I really hope those eccentric elements will some how put them off. I don’t mind the weird colored bathroom appliances, the bright blue floor is rather strange I mean the whole bathroom is totally smurfed out haha The other bathroom has yellow appliances. Sam will book a time just encase. I really like it, I mean love so I am hoping for a miracle. I am feeling pessimistic though because it was just so beautiful “tears”
We are also booking for a so-so house. I can’t say so much about it, it looks a bit run down but realistically that sort of house is more attainable.
So that is kind of where my mind has been and where I was yesterday which is why I didn’t write anything new. The house above is not a house we actually looked at it is just a google image of an abandoned house.