I’m a huge (aka unhealthily obsessed) fan of the show House Hunters International. I really think those couples ought to give me a call before deciding which house to buy. And do you notice that no one ever buys a house and ends up hating it? How is that possible?
We’re doing our best with Primelocation and Rightmove, but if moving to Kansas and renting a house sight unseen has taught me anything, it is that one should never ever rent a house sight unseen. (Moving to Kansas is a whole other blog.) Figuring out the British lingo for renting houses is also a bit baffling. Why is everyone obsessed with double glazed panes? What could it mean that a house is ‘deceptively spacious’? Why are there sinks in carpeted bedrooms? Terraced homes, reception rooms, houses to ‘let’, the PCM, calculating dimensions in meters, it’s all close to familiar but just unfamiliar enough to be daunting.
In just a week, we’ll start looking at houses in person. Stay tuned on this topic.