Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Challenge of House Hunting

I've recently been helping a young couple, newly arrived to Niger as a married couple (she was here single and they met here when he came on a short-term mission's trip) do some house hunting.  I've been along mostly for moral support.  But I do enjoy the process of looking at houses and thinking of all the possibilities.  It's also fun to be with a young couple and watch them figuring out for themselves what they want in a house.  I'm telling you, in my next life I'll be a realtor. :)  

Some of the houses we went in I didn't even take pictures because we knew right away it wouldn't even be a choice.  One house in particular was a disaster.  It was filthy, termites had built "houses" all up the wall, rain water had damaged the ceiling, plaster was falling off the walls, and all the toilet seats were missing.  As we noticed each thing wrong with the house, they kept saying, "The landlord will fix whatever you ask him to."  I wondered why he doesn't just get it fixed and then people would be much more likely to rent the house.  Especially at the price he was asking.

So, here's a little quiz for you.  What house would be your choice?  Just answer A, B, C, or D for each number (the letter is under the picture).

1.  Kitchen


A.                                                         




B.


C.                                                       


D.


2. Living Room/Dining Room




A.                                           



B.



C.



D.

3.  Exterior


A.




































B.



C.



D.  (Just kidding, ha ha!)

If only we could take the parts of each house we liked and put them into one house!

Well, my friends, I shall leave you hanging for now as to which house they chose.  I'll give them a chance to put up their own pictures first.  So, in the comments or on my Facebook comments, share your answers for #1, 2, and 3!

5 comments:

Beth said...

I think I would go with B.

Heather Forcey said...

I'd pick house B.

Anonymous said...

A!

Titus2Mum said...

Kitchen B and House C

Julia Stewart said...

We had so many challenges with house hunting the last time. It was strange because all of the houses that we looked at were just terrible. And it was not about how they were decorated or what they were made out of, as far as materials go, it was about the plans of the houses. The rooms were divided poorly.

Julia Stewart @ Daytona Buyers Agent