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22 August 2010 @ 03:16 pm
[house hunting] josam and old mill  

First he realtor told me I couldn't' take pictures without the home owner's permission, but they let me take select pictures anyway. How many open houses have I been too and it's never been a problem. Nice solid house, very large. I'm still worried about the half stair case to the living room. My knees were having a bad day today and I dreaded walking up them. The realtor, bored, followed me around the entire time, which made me feel rushed and put me off my game. Couldn't really see anything wrong with the house. It had SO much first floor closet space, which was glorious (they were using it as three pantries plus the front hall closet.) Monstrous retaining wall, but it seemed in good condition for now. I could very clearly hear the Montvale ave traffic which was a big issue. I don't know if it was louder because of the rain. If I go back to the house, I should see what it sounds like from the living room window.

old mill

Sadly this house is further out than is ideal. I loved it. I felt so much like I'd left the city. The $1k a year home owner's association worries me a little but the realtor said it was for plowing and maintaining the private road that the houses were on. It had the most perfect setting and master bedroom suite with a reading nook. The open house was mobbed, so I suspect it was priced to sell and will go for more than the asking. It didn't feel too big or too small. But again. I was off my game because there were so many people there and I wanted to hate the house.
Binkbinkbink on August 22nd, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
My suspicion is that she thought you were another realtor and wanted pictures for your own listing, and that might have been why she followed you too. Or she was suspicious of anyone in the house and wanted to make sure you didn't disturb anything.
The following might be unusual behaviour in your experience, but not unusual in mine.
Shooting for the moonintuition_ist on August 22nd, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
FYI - the stretch of Montvale Ave from Central St to 93 is pretty much deadlocked during morning/evening rush hours. it once took me 15 minutes to drive that short stretch (after which i avoided Montvale Ave. assiduously).