Sunday, June 10, 2007

Errrrrr 1

We´ve been here for over a month now and still have not aquired a place to live (renting or buying.) It´s really getting to my wife. There have been two places that we kind of liked.

1) Up in the air. At first Meyling hated the place, but after seeing a bunch of rat holes, she decided that it wasn´t so bad. I like that place a lot. The rent would be about $325/month. The problem right now is that the owners want us to sign a 1 year contract. We´re extremely hesitant to do that. We´re asking for a 6 month contract. They´re thinking about it....

2) Communication is more than half the battle. This is a house in a very decent area of town. Meyling thought that I didn´t like it because it really doesn´t have a back yard and there weren´t any security bars on the front windows. I thought that Meyling didn´t like it because it didn´t have a telephone yet. All in all, we both we´re happy with it, but it rented before we talked about it. It would´ve been $308/month and the land lord said that 6 months was better than a year. What´s the point of even writing this?

After a miserable week, I think we´re on the same page even though we´re on different sides of that page.....

7 comments:

Joel Odom said...

I'll rent you a room in my basement for less than that, no contract.

kevinc said...

Just bring your basement to Costa Rica; or better yet install a worm hole to Costa Rica in your basement and then we can talk.

Joel Odom said...

I had a dream last night that I was out gliding and that you and Meyling were there.

General Ledger said...

What would you get for $1000/month?

kevinc said...

$1000 / month would get you something with a little more perks. Maybe a 3 car garage. Insted of 150 m2 (~ 1600 sq ft) it'd be 225 m2 (~2300 sq ft). You would get a really big back yard for Costa Rican standards. You might or might not be in a gated community with a 24 hour security guard. In my opinion, really not worth it.

General Ledger said...

I'd be interested in a compound or something that looked like a cartel guy...

kevinc said...

OK. For those who are interested (joel and general), we have a house under contract. Our mortgage payment will be about the same as what we were expecting for rent.