When going to an open home, its not the person whose listing house that is showing , its one of her co workers , looking to make friends with buyers.
There is an assumption that if you make an offer on a house you will use the person who showed you the house,
I have looked at 5 now still refining what I want , so who you make friend with will change depend on where you buy . There are some hungry agents around here. A lady called me today to get some feed back for one place i looked on Sunday and she wants to show me some others on Wednesday .. a public holiday ANZAC day.
Lots of houses built in 50 's house that have been done up, but people forget the wiring, and the breakers boxes still look like they are from the 1950 's ( old and not to code ? )
there are less power points in rooms here, 1 in each bedroom in older houses. single Closits in the main bedroom ( this is not a house that i want to buy )
Lots of real wood floors from the 1950 's . some are in good condition some aren't some have had carpet over the top for 20 years ( take the carpet out and a good coat of varnish )
my favorite so far is this http://www.realestate.co.nz/
1744600 is the favourite built in the 80 's but the land underneath is on a cross lease , ( someone had a really large section and put 2 houses in the back yard) and then sold the houses , so there is a 1/ 3 share in the land ..
the down falls- are that if, and i say if, one of my parents needs to live with me sometime i need to have minimum stairs and the ones here are quite steep to get inside . there is a school a the bottom of the driveway, which is also quite steep. ( the view is stunning.. ) and the kitchen could do with a little more storage space .. there is a large park just round the corner , where people play sports every weekend rugby fields etc. perhaps a bit close for my liking. Floor space is 860 s feet (80 s meters )
interest rates are from 5 5 to 6.5.
I will keep looking.
yes of course I am having fun