Just me rambling again

Things have been moving along lately.  After talking to some people and researching the market a little, it turns out we can’t sell our house.   No possible way.  Unless we want to come up with a sum of money that is a little out of our ability.  That’s not happening.  So, we are renting it out, and still buying another one. 

It was a little scary at first for me.  I mean, renting?  That means a multitude of bad things can happen.  Just more crap to deal with.  Again, after talking to some people about it, I’m not really worried anymore.  We just have to go about it properly.  That and the fact that TONS of people are doing it right now.  Obviously, there is no guarantee, and there is a risk.  But, the way I look at it, the good outweigh the bad here.  First, we are getting a house in a prime area for WAY under market value (normal market conditions, that is), we are saving money in gas (not just a little, either), and we are saving money on tuition.  I don’t know why we ever bought the house we did.  Oh wait, we were supposed to have MADE money on it by now.  Instead, we would have to come up with even more than we had ever planned on making from it, just in order to sell the stupid thing.  Maybe it’s better this way.  I’m not one to risk anything, but I am also not one to let an opportunity like this go down the drain.

 We are going to look at five houses tomorrow evening.  Wish us luck!  We’ve only looked at one so far.  It was an adorable farmhouse style built in the early 1900’s.  Being cute was about all it had going for it.  The layout was nice, and it was huge, but it sits on a main road, had baseboard heating, and no air conditioning.  The basement ceilings were only about 6′, which for most people is okay.  But, for a couple that is 6’5″ and 6’0″, it’s not too desirable.  So, we’re moving on.

Derek also sold his fish tank and it is being picked up this weekend.  In case anyone was wondering, the octopus died a while ago.  Well, something happened to him, because he just disappeared.  With so much going on, and school, Derek just didn’t have time for it.  Honestly, the main reason was that he did NOT want to move it.  They are so hard to transfer to another place, it’s just not worth it!

Not sure where this went.  I just wanted to update everyone a little.  I will let you know how the house hunting is going!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ok, Where Was I?
    May 22, 2008 @ 20:24:01

    Did I know you were that tall? I’m sure I must have but I’d forgotten. That’s tall! But you know that. Yeah, our basement is like that only lower with all the duct work and extension cords draped through pipes and stuff from the one working outlet to every electric device down there. I have to walk hunched over and then hit my head on stuff b/c I’m hunched over.


  2. jenny
    May 23, 2008 @ 11:24:29

    i think renting could work out well – and hopefully when the market turns around, you’ll end up selling it and making some money off it. good luck finding a place! saving on all those other things (like GAS) will really make it worthwhile! how exciting!


  3. Michele
    May 23, 2008 @ 11:26:51

    Good Luck!!!!


  4. Emily
    May 26, 2008 @ 12:04:49

    Renting is a good idea considering the market right now. We are renting our house and it’s working out great for us. Let us know about the houses you see!


  5. Glitzily
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 18:21:48

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Glitzily!


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