|Ready To Move,|
No Place To Go
It seems that many people wonder why I'm so tired after shopping for another house, or a travel trailer or a 5th wheel, or even just a tent, if that's what it takes to relocate and keep my three dogs and my cat, and still have a place that feels like home again.
Just today, I had breakfast with my older sister, and then, I dropped her off at home and continued on my way to search again for another place, which would be somewhat smaller, and still have the room I need to do my computer work, photography, and keep my critters, and still not have so much to do around the house or in the yard that I don't have time for much else.
I have had my eye on a place not too far from my present home, one that is a HUD repo. It sits on an ell shaped lot, with a nice long concrete driveway, and a gated entrance, with the house all the way toward the rear of the property. The house actually sits beyond the neighboring property, which certainly provides some privacy, and would discourage people who don't know who lives there.
Then, I got a call from a friend who said that her sister and brother-in-law were looking at another place which is in a low mountain area, and that it looked great from the outside, and had four acres, with a wonderful view. We planned to drive out there tomorrow morning to take a look with her sister. I went to CostCo, filled the gas tank, and prepared to relax and get to bed early, so we could go there tomorrow to see the wonderful place where we could both share expenses and keep out pets.
Then, she called again, only this time, she said that her sister had just called again, but that they had met with the real estate agent this afternoon, and were able to go inside to look around. I guess the place was a real mess inside. Of course this is the case with many repossessed homes, as many people who are about to lose their home are inclined to remove all the appliances, as well as drapes, and crown moulding, as well as anything else they can cart off. This of course will cost the new buyer a lot, just to replace the missing items, and of course it devalues the homes, as well.
If this is the place, it doesn't need paint, just weed abatement, big time. along with some landscaping, and a few nice touches, to make it a home again. Of course, when one goes inside, everything could change, as has been the case with many homes that are on the market that now exists.
The search goes on. Maybe tomorrow will bring more opportunities, and better options. I certainly do hope so, as the people who bought my home are expecting an addition to their family, and they are certainly anxious to get started with the upgrades they have planned for their new place, which unfortunately, I still occupy.