Monday, September 6, 2010

House Hunters: Stace Edition

One of my all-time favorite shows on HGTV is "House Hunters".  I'm not a big fan of the International version, but the regular one is a must-see for me.

After all of our bathroom drama, we are seriously in the moving frame of mind.  You know, Frank and I sort of sit here and watch it with our own wish list of what we would want in a "new" house.  You know, a mortgage right now is out of the question:  you know with both of us essentially being unemployed.  But what I would love is to find a place that is a rent with the option to buy.  It is amazing to me that you hear all about how people cannot sell their houses and yet they won't consider this option.  

I guess  I can understand this; I mean, not everyone takes care of their rental homes like we do.  In the fifteen years that we have been in this home, we have treated it as our own.  During that time, we have put in cabinets, painted everything, replaced all of the overhead lighting, did major landscaping outside and then, of course, there is the bathroom.  Most of the stuff that we've done was never compensated by the landlord and you know what?  We didn't mind because this is our home and we wanted it to be someplace that we loved living in.  

So what's on our wish list?  At least three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dishwasher and insulation!  That's not too much to ask, is it?


Frugal Vicki said...

I think that renting the same place for fifteen years is rare, and your landlord should feel grateful that you put so much into it rather than being such a jerk.

We wistfully watch that show as well.

RE - Pod313 Tech Tips said...

girllllllll you are on the right track. in this economy more homes are becoming available in the rent with option cat. simply because the owners can't sell and can't pay the note. look in more depressed economic areas. as well around colleges. tha's where folks bought more income property. you seem like ideal tenants, so it shouldn't be a problem.