I honestly can’t believe that I walked into this deal for my first home.
Prior to the pandemic, I was just on the cusp of having enough to finally get out of apartment life and HVAC equipment that was older than I was.
I was looking forward to paying a mortgage and not just writing a rent check. The idea of having the privacy of my own home was also wonderful. I’d shared the central air conditioning of my parent’s home. Then I shared the radiant heating inside a dorm room for four years. And finally, I shared floor, ceiling and walls with neighbors in my apartment. So getting my own place was thrilling to think about and it was oh so close to reality. Then the pandemic hit which was followed by an explosion in the real estate market in our area. This was so disheartening because I figured it would be years before I could crack that real estate market. But then, this house almost fell in my lap. Out of nowhere, a colleague turned me on to this place. It was part of his relatives estate and they wanted to just get rid of it as is. The price was incredible but it did come with plenty of work. The first thing I did was to get some working heating and cooling equipment. Since the ductwork was as bad off as the rest of the HVAC equipment, I went with ductless heat pumps and I’m glad that I did. These things produce great quality heating and air at a far lower cost than traditional central air conditioning thanks to awesome efficiency. I’m thrilled with the ductless heat pumps and the privacy of living in my own home.