Our neighbors who were trying to sell their home since late September finally took their house off the market. No one was interested in buying it.
We heard from one of the home owners that they had trouble selling because they have oil heating and their tank is very old and new owners won’t be able to get home insurance because of it … or something to that effect. So they’ve taken their home off the market until spring.
In the meantime they are replacing their oil heating with gas. They actually had the gas heating installed on Monday. Surprisingly it wasn’t all that noisy! Lucky for me.
We have oil heating as well and I guess we’ll either have to replace our tank in the near future or switch to gas heating. When we first bought our house I’d planned on switching to gas. I knew our oil tank was almost empty when we bought the house … unfortunately I didn’t know that the old owners were obligated to sell the home with a full oil tank and the tank was filled up the day we got the house I think! That kind of derailed my plans to switch over to gas since emptying the tank is supposed to be a pain.
Did you know that when we first bought this house the house beside us became vacant just a few months later? The former home owner had cancer and she passed away. At that time we considered buying our neighbors house as a second home that we could rent out for a few years and then eventually renovate both semi-detached homes to make them one home.
I guess now that I know what bad shape our neighbors home is in it’s a good thing we didn’t buy it five years ago!
I just hope that when they do sell their house that we get good quiet neighbors!