You know that feeling when you find the perfect house, fully furnished and no problems? Yeah, neither do I; but I almost knew what that felt like, I came really, really close. My husband and I were shopping for our first house together between the things we wanted and our budget, it was hard to do. So, when we found a house that had practically everything on our wish list, we were all in! The thing is, we didn’t realize that we were buying a pigeon problem along with it.
We called the realtor to tell her we were interested then asked if the house had already been inspected, she said the house had been on the market for a while and would probably need to have a new one done. So, we called an inspector and had him go look at the house. Everything looked good to him; well ALMOST everything, if you don’t count the 79 dead pigeons and poop that covered the attic from wall to wall! When he called and told us I was in absolute disbelief, not to mention how disgusted I was at the idea of such an extreme pigeon problem! I wanted to blame the owner but considering that it was a widowed man that had been moved into an assisted living facility that seemed a like a little much.
The problem is that we still love the house. It’s just outside of our preferred neighborhood, it’s not far from either my husband or my job, and it is a great looking house. The problem is, I don’t know if we can afford the down payment AND a clean-up service, especially because I know it will be a big project that will push back our move in date – which means another month’s rent we don’t have. So like I said, I almost experienced that wonderful feeling of everything going right, but not quite. I’ll let you know after we deal with this pigeon problem, though.