Over the week, we had our first viewing of the above house with the listing agent.
Before we visited, we had decided it wasn’t for us. But that still didn’t stop the pangs from us wanting it. 😦
It’s a beautiful house, but it’s far too big a project for us, and doesn’t fit with our overall FIRE and low stress goals.
Some interior shots:
There’s lots of potential there, but everything needs work. Even if the pictures don’t show it, it’s really quite nice inside. The high ceilings, old staircase, original floors & features, and the garden at the back.
I love old houses.
I’ve realized that mostly I can stick with our real estate criteria, but when it comes to old houses, I’ll throw it all out the window and start getting really excited. Especially being here in Europe, there are so many of them!
This confuses Mr. German since he’s very focussed and his personality skews toward staying on course. (hint: mine doesn’t!)
I can see how it appears inconsistent when I swing from wanting a small, centrally located flat, to a tiny house in the woods, and then suddenly out of nowhere, a suburban Altbau that needs renovation!
So, I’m going to go back to focussing on stocks and let Mr. German continue with his real estate search in peace. 😛 We’ve agreed that I’ll go in 100% with stocks and he’ll keep his stash liquid because he’d like to buy real estate that will:
- lower our expenses and
- be alright for my long commute
He is very strict about it and that’s a good thing.