The place didn’t look like much, but I wanted to know more. I had been searching online for the cheapest properties that I could find. It all started when I’d seen a show on one of those so called news shows, I think it was A Current Affair, about people finding homes and businesses for $1! I’d always dreamed of being a homeowner, but if I were to look at things realistically, there was a good chance I could end up renting forever. I had never focused on my career, consequently resulting in an underpaid and overworked, dead end job. My prospects were not very bright, until I realised that I had the power to change anything in my life. Getting a grip on my emotions and my thoughts, as well as the computer mouse, I started browsing. Browsing through property listings slowly turned to becoming obsessed with finding the cheapest home in Australia. In my case, having no career meant having no ties to a certain spot; I was free to move wherever I pleased. I wanted to start a new life, a good, prosperous life.
Within days of my obsession spiralling out of control, I found the perfect house. It was, to me, absolutely gorgeous. I had done as much research on the place as possible, the area, the habitat, the climate, the council laws and anything else I could think of. That was when I decided to phone Pest and Building Inspection Melbourne. Although the place was cheap, if it didn’t pass one of the Melbourne Building Inspections, then there was no point even looking at it. I was after a purchase, not a life destroyer. I just hoped that the guys at Defect Report Melbourne had time to fit me in!
I didn’t know how to bring it up, or whether I even wanted to tell my wife yet. It had to be done at exactly the right time or something wonderful could be seen as something incredibly betraying. I had bought a house behind my wife’s back. Saying it like that definitely makes it sound like a bad move but really it wasn’t. I had kept my intentions to myself because I’d planned to buy a rundown home and do it up. It then occurred to me that my wife would love to create her home, she was an artist and loved nothing more than designing. My secret only came about because I wanted to surprise her with something that she would be amazed and excited by. I had just come back from the property, where I’d met with the real estate agent and an inspector from Melbourne Building Inspections. The building inspection was the one thing holding me back from buying the place and now that the man from Pre Purchase Building Inspection Melbourne had done the inspection, I wanted to explode. I couldn’t keep it a secret anymore. I wanted to tell my wife, but I knew it would make her so much happier if I didn’t. I spent the rest of the day trying to avoid my wife, without being rude. I didn’t want to let it out but I couldn’t think of anything about the man from Building and pest Inspection Melbourne passing the property.
My wife had noticed I’d been avoiding her and cornered me for an interrogation. I faught my urges to tell her about the house and made up a lame excuse. She saw right through me, so I changed the conversation by telling her she looked beautiful. That was the best advice my father ever gave me – to get out of anything, compliment the woman.