For those of you thinking about buying property, don’t do it. I don’t recommend it.
Owning my place has been a nightmare. The water heater broke. The garage door won’t close. The neighbors don’t pick up the dog shit that litters our front pavement. It’s been an endless list of problems. The biggest of which is my ceiling. My ceiling leaks when it rains. Why? Because the upstairs deck wasn’t constructed properly. I’ve had two contractors try to fix the problem–both of whom tried more than once.
I currently rent my place out. As a landlord, it’s not pleasant getting jolted out of bed because my tenants are getting rained on. The most recent contractor asked for another chance. I don’t trust anyone anymore. I want the best in the business. I want a professional opinion from a roofing specialist. How hard can this be?
I’m seriously considering putting my place on the market. I can’t deal with these problems when I’m in a meeting with executives. “Ummm, excuse me, I need to attend to my tenants.” Totally fucking ridiculous. The stress is killing me.
Learn from my mistakes. I only know one person who’s happy with her home purchase. I don’t think the rest of us homeowners feel the same way. And I have a kick-ass mortgage rate. Sure, I get a very significant tax refund, but all of that goes to significant property taxes. I just don’t see any upside anymore. I’d make a profit with the sale, but I’m not sure it was worth all the stress.