I left you hanging over a month ago as to the continuing of our house hunting adventures, so here - finally - is instalment number 2...
We said goodbye to the little house.
House No. 1: There were so many people looking around a couple of the houses it was quite disheartening.
House No. 2: Had lovely views, but a lot of work needed doing to make it even work for us. It also smelt strongly of cat - and we like cats - plus it had an interesting en suite downstairs...
House No. 4: Huge house, great views over Pittwater...but was above the main road up to the Northern beaches, and the balcony with the glorious views was so noisy we couldn't hear ourselves talk. When we came to Australia it was for an outdoor lifestyle, and if we end up staying indoors for peace and quiet, then that kind of defeats the object.
House No. 5: A house with Pittwater views from nearly every room. No major road noise. A self contained unit - complete with bathroom and kitchenette downstairs, so possibility for b & b business, or great for when people come to stay. Not really over looked...
We liked it!
Maybe we weren't supposed to buy the other one, as this was our house?!
Then the inspector came and asked to have a quick word with us.
By the look on his face, it wasn't good.
The problem this time was Termites. He couldn't see any active termites, but there had been an attack a few years ago. It had been treated, but the worry he had was that the area he could see they had been was pretty bad, but there was a huge area of the house he couldn't get to because the house was built into a hill. Who knew if they had reached there or not?
They had been in the roof, between the floors, and the ground floor - and he had photos.
Just like last time, it was too big of a job for us to undertake at the price they were asking, so we had to walk away, yet again.