Our current rental house is going to be demolished in order to build townhouses, so we are looking for a new home. Yesterday we saw a house that ticked nearly all of our boxes. The only real problem is that we saw water lying on the ground at both the front and back of the block, and it was at least twelve hours and probably longer since the last rain, so there are clearly drainage issues. If it hadn’t been raining the night before, we wouldn’t have seen it, and we’re not sure how much of a problem it is and whether it affects the house. Soggy gardens we can live with, soggy house we can not.
When we look at places that we like, my brain immediately starts to do things like this:
I start planning garden beds, and plants. This house is complicated! Its orientation on the block creates many small, mostly shaded areas. I also start planning furniture layouts and DIY projects and imagine worst case scenarios if we lease this house and it’s a lemon:
I didn’t sleep very much last night!