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Thursday, October 11, 2001

I made the every six months pilgrimage to the dentist this morning. No cavities, but got the admonition to floss more often again. I hate that. I'm good for a month or two after I go, and then I start slacking off. Oh well. At least Dr. Kiryakos is a really great dentist. He remembered that six months ago Rick and I were talking about buying a house, and we discussed that further. He still thinks the market isn't close to as low as it's going to get. Looking at how much it has changed in the last month, I'm started to tend to agree.

On the other hand, we may make an offer on a place soon. In our random wistful browsing of the MLS website, we stumbled upon a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome in Santa Clara less than a mile from our current place. Now from the start, we've been looking at 2 bedroom places, never expecting to be able to afford anything better. Surprise! The complex was built by Eichler in 1964 and it's got that not so charming Eichler style on the outside. While the buildings aren't pretty to look at, they're functional, and the space inside is incredibly well utilized. They also have two patios, one of which is very large, and this particular unit has new hardwood/Pergo type floors in the kitchen and dining room. It also has a hot tub that comes with the property. Anyway, most of the changes they've made to the place are things similar to my preferences, so the bottom line is that it's in move in condition.

So we're thinking of making a silly lowball offer and seeing what happens. We might end up buying a townhome. Yikes!


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