So, I thought house hunting would be this amazing process of looking at beautiful homes and discovering which one has our name on it. It’s a real opportunity for me to sink my teeth in and go about making a home. This process has been nothing but running after estate agents, getting dumped by estate agents and every property we’ve looked at so far, has been wrong.
Firstly, its ridiculous how little “house” you get for your money and just generally how expensive everything is! If you raise the bar a bit and decide maybe we should increase our range, you looking at a R500k hike at least, to get you to that next level. Secondly, estate agents almost refuse to divulge where exactly a property’s located, insisting that you take the time to see the property only to find out its near a dump, or township, or close to the freakin highway. Thirdly, you call an agent to find out about seeing a property and they in turn, ask you how much have you been qualified for. They have their own checklist ready to rule out possible time wasters! Which is fair, however, as an agent you have to go through these motions with a possible client right?
This has not been fun so far.. I’ll keep posting!