It was an interesting experience when we sold our old house and bought a new place.
We ran into some complications selling the place.
We didn’t actually have any issues on our end but apparently the buyer of our former home did. It all ended up working out alright and we did sell the place successfully. This was a beautiful thing because the purchase of the new house was contingent upon the sale of our old house. The only thing that bothered me about the new house was the HVAC system. It was extremely old even though it seemed to be working fine. I was very strict about the negotiation though and I would not budge. I wanted enough money knocked off the cost of the house in order for me to be able to afford a new HVAC system. The sellers were hesitant about it, but they finally agreed. I made a pretty good case. I pointed out how the house had been on the market for a long while and I was here and ready to buy the place if they would work with me. I thought I was being perfectly reasonable and they finally were able to see that. I was really happy when I finally bought the place and I was able to get to work on the renovation work. The most crucial thing of course was the HVAC system. Unfortunately, the house didn’t have any ductwork to speak of. There was a boiler system with radiators and no cooling system to speak of. So I made the best move I could think of and went for a ductless mini split system. I was able to set it up in multiple zones for customized comfort in each location.