Before we made an offer on this house, I wanted to be sure that we were both grasping reality.
For sure, this was the house of houses and we wanted it so much.
But it was also at the very limit of our budget. So we spent time inside the HVAC cooling talking it over to be sure that we were prepared for this. It was perfect. It’s an older house but structurally it’ll last forever. Plus, the place had been totally renovated. From the HVAC equipment to the updated kitchen and even a new deck, the house have been completely renovated. And it was done so beautifully. Not only did it fit our style it fit our eye as well. The house was just everything we had ever wanted when it came to space and location. So we took the chance and put all our money into buying a place. The mortgage was indeed steep but we made some lifestyle and spending habit changes to accommodate the mortgage. However, we couldn’t have seen the pandemic coming. With pay cuts and working from home in our own air conditioning, there was no margin for error when it came to finances. This house has a finished basement with its own entrance. So it was easy to turn that into an apartment to alleviate some of the financial pressure. We had the HVAC professionals install a ductless heat pump. And the rest of what we took care of ourselves. Now we have a great apartment that nearly cover three quarters of the mortgage. It’s a huge weight off our budget and we also really like having a renter.
Heat pump install