Our landlords are planning to sell the house in a year or so. The rental market here is absolutely out of control, and I have no faith that whoever buys the house won’t immediately serve us an eviction notice to live in it, or more likely, demolish it.
My significant others parents have a rental house that’s empty at the moment, and offered to give us a deal on rent so that we don’t have to move way out into the valley, or out of the lower mainland altogether. So we’re taking the opportunity and moving into the upstairs of this little old house. Built in 1913, renovated in the 50s and then again in the 70s.
Part of the deal is that we’ll be doing the work to fix it up a bit.
So far we’ve pulled up the carpet in the living room and hallway, next week we’ll be picking out some new flooring and some fresh paint. Then some baseboards and other misc trim.
Railing for the back stairs, power washing…the list goes on. But it’s worth it to not be in a basement and to be in a good area.
As a bonus, I’ll be living on the same property where my Volvo has been stored.