Which House Would You Buy?
Last edited 12/06/2019 - 13:45 by 2 other users
So I made an offer on a house that I really liked a couple of months ago and it was rejected. It was then pass on at auction and taken off the market. The owner is now considering putting it back on the market. This is the house, with the modifications that I was planning to make to it.
In the meantime , another property has caught my eye..
Neither of those properties is perfect but they are both ideally situated: close to beach , school , parks and transport. Assuming the price per m² is the same for both, which one would you buy?
I've really warmed up to house #2 - possibly swayed by the poll results :) - and the missus likes it too.
The backyard is enclosed and just big enough for little kids to run around in and like my toddler pointed out, that tree out the back would make for a perfect treehouse for some little kids.
The inside of the house itself is perfectly livable too. There's enough space in the living room for a couple of couches ( or an L-shaped lounge) ,a coffee table and a play area for kids. The kitchen is small but functional and the breakfast bar sits 2 adults comfortably as is. The addition of a gas fireplace would make the place feel more homely and cosy. This would fit in the budget.
The garage is massive and can fit 4 cars : part of it could be used as a workshop, office or as a home-gym. There is also space for a shed at the back, where the clothesline is.
So I've made a tentative offer on house #2 and it was verbally accepted. It will only be official on Wednesday due to the long weekend in Melbourne though. A lot could happen until then…
9Old one that I liked from the beginning
18New one that just caught my eye.
8Rob a bank and buy both.
3Other ( see comments)