June 22nd, 2007

Achewood-Old School

Still Houseless

The house search continues. We found one we liked and negotiated a price and got it inspected and it was all downhill from there. It seems the current owners decided to put the house on the market before getting some required inspections done (which is illegal), made some improvements (somewhat poorly) without getting the proper permits and there was too much carbon monoxide and radon in the basement. So, we walked away from that one. We'll start looking again this weekend, hopefully we can find something promising that is owned by smarter people. Fortunately rates seem to be dropping a little right now but I'd be a lot happier if I didn't have to worry about their fluctuations. Damned invisible hand.

The best mortgage deal we found required us to take a class on home buying. It turned out to be much better than I initially expected but it was still mostly covering information I'd already found on my own. I definitely feel more prepared than a lot of the other people in the class seemed.

The iPhone is out next week. I'm ready for a new phone but the Treo 755p is seriously underwhelming (2 years later and they're still using the same processor but they've upgraded to an astounding 128MB of memory and the camera is slightly better) and the iPhone can't run any of the PalmOS software I've got or any third party apps really. It's also pretty expensive (unless I rationalize it by selling a few shares of Apple stock that cost me $20 eight years ago to pay for it) and there's no info yet on what service plans will cost.