The Great House Hunt

18 May

My friends and I are currently looking for a house. All three of us are grown ups and due to one reason or another (the majority being men, and men problems) we are all living back with one or other of our parents, and craving our independence again.

So we have started the hunt. Having been a lettings agent in a former life, I have taken the helm (I am also a bossy madam, so I guess it’s natural) and the three of us have started, in earnest, looking for the perfect dwelling.

The first one, before Melissa came on board, was a two bedroom flat. Sold to me by the old man who was privately renting it, it sounded brilliant. We went to have a look round, and found that despite having a really sweet old man as the landlord, he was somewhat deceived at the state of the abode he was offering.

The first thing was the fact that the flat was ‘modern’. It turns out that modern meant fifteen years ago, rather than what you would imagine modern to be now. But the comedy was in the way he showed us round “right, I’ll let you know all the things that are wrong with it girls!” and then proceeded to point out stains, dodgy light fittings and general issues. Bless him.

It wasn’t actually that bad, but the price was way out for what it offered. Back to the drawing board.

Em looked at some more last night by herself, and commented on darkness, and how they all smelled ‘like student houses’. Upon asking her to identify the smell we gathered that it may or may not be mould, and so again, back to the drawing board.

The next couple of nights look a little more promising however. We wait with baited breath!

8 Responses to “The Great House Hunt”

  1. Julia (AKA Jules) May 18, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    awwwk! good story, I hope the househunting goes good! 🙂

  2. mairedubhtx May 18, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Good luck with your house hunt. When you find the right one, it will be great.

  3. Orange county real estate May 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    Really interesting hunt for a house.Let see what you get.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Surrey gal May 18, 2011 at 1:05 pm #

    House hunts can be a total disasters! I hope yours will be fun, not tragedy! Good luck!

  5. prenin May 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Hope you find what you’re looking for sweetheart – I have had to fight to keep my home as this WAS a rough area to live in, but has quietened down since the local bad lads all ended up being treated for drug addiction! 🙂

    If I win the lottery I will probably move, but for now this is my home and I’m happy with my friends and neighbours who are great folks! 🙂

    Love and hugs!


  6. CollectiveDisclosure May 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Congrats on bein’ on one of the main “humor” tag pages!

  7. vixter2010 May 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Ah good luck, come to Shepperton 🙂

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