May 22, 2013

It's This House...

Last Saturday, our landlord visited and had our kitchen tiles fixed.The tiles cracked and the tiles at the side of the sink caved out. It's a good thing that no member of the family was hurt because of the tile debris. We're thankful that we're all in the living room when that happened. 

Can you imagine all these slabs of tiles hitting our feet? Uggghh.

Anyway, the good thing is that the owners of the house we're renting are beautiful people inside and out. Our landlord brought a handy man to fix the tiles last Saturday. We are so blessed to have them in our lives. They have been so kind to us and we never had any problems with them in the five years that we've been renting. 

The house though is old and it needs a lot of renovation. If this house is located in Canada, the landlord and his family  would always be calling renovations ottawa for repairs. Good thing is, the handy man seems to be my landlord's friend so it's easy to discuss with him the other repairs needed for the house.

And the good news is, our landlord has already expressed to us that his family is willing to sell the house to us. We were so happy about that. We love this house because of the good memories that we have in here and I can't imagine living anywhere else. But as I said, we need to overhaul  the place. For one, we need to do some foundation repair like what waterproofing ottawa companies do. We need to completely demolish the second floor so that the floors would be made of hard cement and not just wood. We also need to adjust the foundation and make it a little bit higher, just a measure against flood. 

We're 90% sure about the house. What's holding us back is the cost of the renovation. It's like building a brand new house! But I guess it would be worth it. The house is near our son's schools, near the market, church and is in a relatively peaceful community. I hope our landlord will give us a little bit more of a discount. Wish us luck!


15 comments:

  1. Good luck! I hope your landlord will give you a hefty discount! :)

    Good landlords are not easy to find. You're lucky to have found the good the one.

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  2. Good thing no one got hurt by the tiles! And the good news is you've got the first offer to purchase the house :)

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  3. I'm wishing you all the best in your endeavor and you have a lot of extra points, on your side, from Mama Bear. :)

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  4. It's a good thing your landlord is kind enough to have your sink fixed because here at home, if you rent a house and something is in need of repair, you just gonna have to fix it with your own money and just deduct the cost on your monthly bills.. I just wish all landlords will be just like him.

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is scary sis. Glad you guys weren't there when that happened.

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  6. you are lucky to have landlords who are beautiful inside and out, glad to know you live in a peaceful community and near the school...I hope the house gets to be fully fixed so your safety will not be compromised...have a lovely day to you and your family, :) warm hugs from my side of the world :D

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  7. P.S. Your thankful heart is inspiring :)

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  8. Your landlord is doing the best to keep their tenants satisfied. Good thing, the tiles are fixed and nobody is hurt. Ang galing ng plumber.

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  9. best of luck on acquiring the house. the renovation can wait as long as everthing's in place and nothing puts your family in danger. :)

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  10. Your really lucky to have found a good landlord. Hope he'll give you a hefty discount on the house.

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  11. I know the feeling of being attached to a place. We've been renting this apartment for nearly 5 years now. And like you, we have a very kind landlord. We can rely to her every time there's something to repair around here. I just don't know if she is on he level of offering us to buy the unit later on.

    Lucky you, you don't need to scout for other house to buy. I hope that your landlord will give you big discount though.

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    1. thanks guys! we're lucky indeed. i really hope we're making the right decision here. a life in the province would have been nice but in four years time, my eldest would be in college and we need to be in the city by then.

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  12. I think if you decide in staying in the house for a long time or staying there for good, a renovation is in order. It would not only give you the satisfaction but also of the security and the safety brought about by stronger foundation etc. Since you're saying you have a good landlord, i think he will give you a reasonable price. Good luck! :)

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  13. Renovations cost a lot of money and hope that the landlord will shoulder the cost for you :-) Good luck on that and thank's GOD that nobody hurt :-)

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  14. goodluck, i hope they will give you more discounts! you're lucky to have a good landlord inside and out. :) plus its always nice to have a home that you can call your own. whatever decision you'll end up to, hope its the best and it will make you happy! :)

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