The House Hunt
I live over 1,000 miles away from Denver and have never seen it’s fair mountains/plains. And yet, I expect to, upon pulling into Denver for the first time with my car loaded with all my earthly positions, to pull up to my dream house, move in, and sleep there that night.
And so I wonder how people did this before the internet, and how people would do it if they had no connections already.
Our entire house hunt has been done on the internet, mostly through Craig’s List. There seem to be plenty of houses available, so we’re not worried. Prices seem high, compared to Indiana- I’ll probably pay in 1 month in Denver what I paid for housing for this entire summer in Indiana.
And let me tell you about some of these houses I’m seeing for reasonable prices – forget Washers and Dryers, these have hot tubs, HDTV’s included. After living in a dorm or pretty crappy off-campus houses for the last 4 years, these places are like palaces.
And some even look like palaces. There was one house on Craig’s List that had a beautiful 3 story Victorian house as the picture. Intrigued, I read more. The caption read something like, “The house you will be renting is behind and to the left of the BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOUSE in the picture.”
Also interesting is figuring out what the area around the house is like. All these areas of Denver- I’m sure they hold meaning to locals, but Cherry Creek, Lodo, Lakewood- they mean nothing to me. So simply looking for houses is helping me learn a bit about Denver… but there is only so much you can know.
So, my dear readers, my questions to you are these: Where should I live? What places should I avoid at all costs?