Thursday, March 5, 2009

House Hunting is a Bitch

Okay, I love all of you and I am taking into consideration what everyone is saying. I appreciate the words of support and concern, because they are both of equal importance; plus they show that you all care about my well being. Please continue with the honest, unfiltered advise, because sparing my feeling will not help me one bit. Trust me, Mark and everyone, that I am considering every little thing and I think we might have to have another family meeting, because of all of these free thinking spirits. LOL

I will say that my mom is more into this then I had anticipated. This old woman is going on line and finding houses and stuff. She is really becoming computer literate. I am shocked. But she got to meet our realtor yesterday, so she can start bugging him with the houses that she finds on her own.

Anyway, on Wednesday, which is family day, me, my mom, Bonnie and Manny went house hunting with the realtor. We looked at four houses with the realtor. Two were out of the question, because of my mom’s situation. One, my mom didn’t like the neighborhood, because she said it didn’t seem neighborly. It was a nice house, and we thought that she’d like it if she opened her mind and came inside, but she didn’t so, whatever. Then there was the house that reminded me of the Amityville horror. My sister is too young to remember that movie, so she didn’t get the reference when I made it.

The reason it reminded me of the Amityville horror, was because before we even went in I noticed these big ass horse flies in the window. It was just a couple, but those bastards were big. Then we went inside and there were hundreds of them banging against every window of the house. And besides the big, monsters banging against the windows, there was the puddle of dead ones lying at the floor of the windows. If I had brought my camera, I would have taken a picture of this for you. I kid you not, there were like thousands of flies dead around each window as well. It was freaking me out.

It was a beautiful house, and it did not stink or anything. I just didn’t understand the flies. And they were silent flies too. I’ve had one fly in my house that size, and it buzzing is so loud it will cause me to go on a fly killing hunt. But you could not hear these flies at all. Isn’t that strange? Wouldn’t you expect to hear the constant buzzing of flies? My sister thought the flies were so big, because there most have been something inside of the house dead, Manny just thought it was nasty. We never took my mom inside of the houses that we didn’t think merited it.
Anyway, after we finished looking at the house with the realtor, my wonderful family wanted to continue to look for available houses in the area. And guess what….we found the perfect house (see above).

Bonnie and I feel in love with the house, from the outside. It was close to a walking park and it was on the school bus route. I know the bus route thing, because we saw it go by. And it was a nice an quiet neighborhood. Trust me, we were out during the time that kids were getting out of school and neighborhoods are normally at their most active. It had a nice wooden deck with a nicely constructed play house in back, complete with an air-conditioning unit. This was perfect for my little brother’s only request. A place were he could have his ‘boys’ over so they can smoke there cigarettes (marijuana) and drink without having to disrespect our mom.

Anyway, Bonnie decides to call the realtor and see if he will come back out, so we can get inside. He agrees to come out so we go and get something to eat. While we are getting food, Bonnie also calls one of my older sisters and she come out to take a look see at the house as well

Okay, here are the stats on the house. It has been on the market for over a year now,. I t has 5 Bed, 3 Bath 2,857 Sq Ft on 0.22 Acres, Five bedroom home on a creek view lot backs to wooded trails. Nice kitchen with an island and built-in appliances. Hard wood floors in the entry and formal dining area. The kitchen overlooks a large family room with white stone gas fireplace. Patio has a wood deck and a storage building for extra storage with AC. Property is SOLD-AS-IS.

The house was perfect. Here’s the kicker. The bitch noticeable evidence of mold, in the garage. Damn it! Is this the reason why this gorgeous house has been on the market for so long? Is this the reason why a house valued at 190,000 has been marked down to 129,000? What is the deal with this house?

Our realtor told us he would do some research on it, but I’ve decided it must be the mold. You can’t insure a house with mold, plus you never know how the mold has spread through the house. Which sucks, because after 6 hours of house hunting with my family, minus my little brother, it was like the house was a God sent, but alas, it was not meant to be.

This is gonna be fun.

-One Man's Opinion. Peace.


Linda said...

Ghosts. Obviously that house is haunted.

No worries, just take your garlic and your crucifixes with you when you move. Oh, and be sure to stop at the local catholic church for some holy water.

You know I'm just kidding, right? ;)

Greetings from the netherlands!

A.Smith said...

Is having it cleaned out of the question? Are you guys looking for houses that are ready to move into, like now. If mold is the only problem and there's no structural issues and you'd just need a professional company to come out and clean up the mold, that's good, right?

Or perhaps I'm not understanding how much mold there really is...

Anonymous said...

I was thinking like ASmith. Can't you get a "mold expert" to check it out?

LOL @ the flies. Sounds like that house as a fly nest inside of it.

Hadassah said...

I think if financially its possible for you guys and you love the house so much you can fix the house.

Sha Boogie said...

mold and flies, two things i hate! them flies sound creepy as, things that don't make noise scare mute people, lol

Anonymous said...

Brotherman, I know you've done your due diligence, so I say, if the stars and numbers are lining up, GO FOR IT!

Might inspire you to pick up that gifted pen of yours more often (I know, I'm one to talk).


If it seems too good to be true- it is.
Shame,but if not for the mold it would already have been sold! :)

JayBee said...

i didn't know that you can't insure a house with mold. you truly do learn something new everyday. i tell you what, find out the floorplan name or the builder. surely you can find a similarly built house with that info.

JayBee said...

i guess this is almost unnecessary to ask...i started to write it the first time but decided against it possible to have the mold treated and bring the house 'up to code' so that i can be insured?

Cocoa Rican said...

Mold is serious, so you have to check it out, but $129,000??!! You guys really have cheap real estate down there! I better get an invite to the housewarming!

Anonymous said...

Damn! at the moldy house. The flies at the other house were weird.

First of all, I would tell lil bro that he CAN not expect to host weed smoking parties and to smoke his own weed in the bathroom or something. I don't know. I sure da hell wouldn't be trying to honor that request. You sure about this?

lyre said...

It's the recession. Take advatnage of the lower prices!!!

at that price you can tear the old sheetrock out and rerock the entire house!

Super Dave Van Buren said...

5BR for 129k??? dude you couldn't get a 1BR condo up here for Good luck with the hunting.

Wendy said...

Mold is a helluva thing to deal with but depending on how much it is,it can be treated.
129,000 for 5 bedrooms.That really does sound too good to be true, even in this recession.

LOL@the non -buzzing flies in the Amityville house.

Good luck, Stay Blessed.

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