I was in a glass case of emotion. Truly. This morning. And it wasn’t pretty.
As I was in my apartment shower this morning looking at the ceiling where 4 years of showering in my windowless bathroom has started making the metal edging for the drywall rust, I was contemplating screaming. I didn’t, as my fiancée would’ve had my testicles cut for waking her, but the thought of living in the apartment we had spent the last 4 years in, another day, made me want to. After a year of house hunting, looking at real estate websites, Kijiji, 25+ home viewings, and one failed offer, we have finally found a place that may just work for us. I think I should give you some background info on us first, so you can get why this place meets our criteria.
We ( my fiancée and I ) are in our late twenties, and have been both city folk and country-ish. Between the two of us, we have lived across this great country from the farthest west you can go, to the east. I grew up in very rural, small town, with mom and pop stylings and she grew up in a mix of east coast capital and Victoria B.C. Totally different, right? But I don’t hold it against her, I have hence taught her how to milk a cow by hand. She’s country now. Anyhow, since we (both) love the more private close knit community feeling of the countryside, we tried to find a place outside our city with no view of neighbours and/or the road. The biggest thing for me was I wanted not to be hooked up to any municipal water or sewer, as the thought of paying for water is the most ridiculous thing ever. I mean, come on. Water? I can see if it was a non-renewable resource, but I think this is a conversation for another time.
Back to the house hunt. We had found most everything on a website called Viewpoint. It’s fantastic. Make a login and *poof* you can immediately see assessment values and tax info. Pictures, room measurements, even a walk up rating system. It kind of makes you your own real estate agent. Or at least imitates the lesser powers of the housing gods. I can’t give enough praise to the site. If you are in the house hunt market, check it out! Armed with information and plenty of questions, we called our real estate agent. You NEED an agent. They know the ins and outs of the legal process and people who know me, know I get distracted easily and confused more so. So I recommend a real estate agent AFTER you get more than a few house choices, and investigate into the realm of house buying. They are an invaluable resource and you do not have to pay them for it. Think of them like a Google app who needs to sleep and have alone time. We were recommended to the agent we have and we couldn’t be happier.
More an that later!!!