The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 May 2006

Coming around again

I'm more or less repeating this item from January 2004, since the tenants are on the way out, which means that the house next door to me is becoming available again. I went over to look for a flyer in the InfoTube, but the supply was depleted. Still, the house likely hasn't changed much since then.

What you'd get: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, central heat and air, washer/dryer connections, 1340 square feet of space by my decidedly-unscientific guesstimate, decently huge back yard, the dubious privilege of living next door to me.

What you wouldn't get: A garage (this one has been converted to actual living space), much of a view.

What they want: Well, last time they wanted a twelve-month lease, $650 deposit, $790 a month.

What they don't want: Probably same as the last time: smokers, pet owners, Section 8. thinks the place is worth just under $92,000, which doesn't seem out of line for this block.

Posted at 8:01 AM to Surlywood

You should ask for a referral fee.

Seriously, can you imagine living next door to any of us who come here to visit you?

Posted by: aka_monty at 11:45 PM on 13 May 2006

There are a couple of readers within a mile or so, and maybe more. The bigger problem, I think, is whether they can imagine being next door to me.

And I do my part to hype real-estate deals in the neighborhood, on the purely-selfish basis that if a house on the block sells for some improbable sum, the likelihood grows that my place (which is the smallest on the block but, per, the third-lowest in value) might also be worth some improbable sum.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:42 AM on 14 May 2006