I never thought I’d go in with someone to buy a house.
But these days, it really made the most sense.
My friend and I were both living in sort of not so great apartments in order to save for a downpayment on a home. Along with the weak HVAC cooling in our blazing summer, we both experienced another sort of disappointing challenge. For both of us, the more we saved, the further away the prices of homes became. My buddy and I aren’t exactly the best of friends but we met playing tennis and enjoy each others company. One day as we were soaking up the air conditioning at the tennis club after a particularly challenging set, we started talking again about looking for houses. Turns out we both had been looking at the same place but came up short on the down payment. And it dawned on us right there in all that glorious HVAC cooling that we should think about buying the place together. That way, we’d be out of the apartments and into a home where we owned the HVAC equipment. So the more we talked, the more it made sense. We ended up having an agreement drawn up to protect our interests and bought the place. Once we had the place, we knew that the first thing that had to be done was to replace the HVAC equipment. And since the ductwork was shot and the central air conditioning system had such limited coverage, we went a different way. We took the HVAC contractor’s advice and had a ductless multi split system installed. We love being home owners and building equity instead of just paying rent. And we really love the quality heating and air of this place.