Wednesday, April 3, 2013
House Hunters: Pittsburgh Edition
Welcome to House Hunters: Pittsburgh Edition!
You know those annoying young couples who walk into a room and say "But it's red! I can't live in a red room!" You want to shake them and say "Hell-o! There's this wonderful, magical place called Home Depot where you can buy this transforming product called 'paint'."
We're not one of those couples. We're not a couple who needs stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. We're the couple who looks at ugly and says "I think that can be pretty one day."
Unfortunately, that was not our experience yesterday.
We've officially begun the house search with a realtor. We toured a dozen homes in five hours yesterday. It was exhausting.
What did we find?
We found that we don't make enough money.
We found that some people live in absolute filth, but value their filth so much that they think it's worth $300K.
We found that some people can overlook rips in carpets, cheap woodwork, and bad odors, but still command top dollar.
We found that adorable homes in our price range would require us to get rid of half of our possessions and two-thirds of our children.
I am trying not to become disheartened.