The guy was incredibly nice. Like, overly, incredibly nice. He is all ready a step-up from the last person – instead of insisting on a bunch of random items and *telling* us what we wanted, jacking the price skyward on what we were looking at, he listened to what we wanted and we went to check out a house a few condominiums.
To be honest, I’m looking at houses based solely on my income. I’m salary, my wife is hourly – and since we’re expecting a baby, this means she can relax and not work, and we won’t be ‘hit’ by her taking time off after the baby is born and she needs to take time off.
This also means we’re aiming lower, which means a lot of houses are out of our reach – to be honest, I do not like condos. It’s like buying an apartment – sure things get done for you, but you can’t change the exterior of your house, and you are paying an association fee that can continually change (seldom in your favor).
Other things I noticed between the house and the condos:
- Lots of for sale signs around the condos (and a few foreclosure notices) – generally a sign that people don’t have much interest in staying (or can’t afford to).
- *No one* was out at the condos – lots of people were walking around the neighborhood of the house.
- Heard loud country music at one condo. (nothing against country music, I just notice it, haha)
- Lots of kids around the neighborhood the house was in (which I liked, since we’re having a kid and all) and a lot of old people in the condos.
We liked the house, despite being smaller than the condos it had a bigger yard. It’s also right next to a train track. Luckily, the train rolled through why we were there – a slight rumble. Actually, two trains rolled through. Slight rumble. Not a big deal for either of us. But I’m not rushing into getting this house – don’t want to jump on the first one yet.
So the adventure continues in the foray of real estate!