Sunday, May 10, 2009

What our new family member gave us -3

By this time, my wife realized it is not easy to raise a puppy. Even my wife was wondering if we should give up Xue Er (Snowy) . Snowy constantly bite and bark against her. But when we look at her when she is quiet and gentle, we could not get to the conclusion to give her up. For about a week we consider seriously giving her away one night, next morning we thought we could not do it.

We decided to go for any possibility. We could never be sure even if we pay $400 additional rent per month (we thought unreasonably high, first off) or give away Snowy, we could not get guarantee for keep living in this house. We started to look for place to live with Snowy with no problem. I called my real estate agent who I have known years. She was the one who took care of me when I first started to live in Bay Area.

On this moment, we were still looking for a rent. Mostly house, maybe an apartment where pets are OK. When we visited real estate agent, Naomi office, we throw a wild thought at her. Is there a possibility of buying a house in Bay Area?

We discussed about bank loan first, but home loan procedure is inflexible and it looked to be next to impossible to get bank loan. We tried 3 banks which both of us had accounts, but answers were same. "No, it is not good time." In addition, being self-employed having main revenue source from Japan, banker did not give us good answer at all.

Housing market is now down. But real estate market in Bay Area stayed relatively high, Naomi had been saying. We asked her to search all over Bay Area. We stayed in her office until 10 pm that afternoon. Naomi looked tired at the same time hopeless. We begged her continuing to search since the time given from our landlady was about 5 weeks.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. that's terrible .. I'd hate to be put in that position .. so difficult for you.

I can imagine the emotions you are both going through .. I do hope you can resolve it happily ..

All the best Hilary

Shaw said...

Dear Hilary,

It was pretty bad feeling. My wife could not sleep thinking about it. We both stayed up late to talk, etc... Now we believe that we needed to go through these. I will explain to you in my later posts.

Thank you for your comming and thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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Peter Baca said...

Hi Shaw,

Good luck to you with your decision! It is a difficult decision either way!

Having a dog requires a lot of work!

Take Care

Pete Baca
The Car Enthusiast Online

Shaw said...

Hi Pete,

Yeah it takes a lot of time training a puppy, we found it out. But it is fun. It is fun to see Snowy grow in size and attitude.

Stay tuned for progress.

Thank you for your comment.
Shaw Funami
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Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Shaw, Maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Keep looking you never know if something will come up. Think out side the box. Rent to own. Maybe the owner will hold the loan. There are other ways besides the banks. Try all kinds of things.Don't give up. Something is out there for you. It is trying, but it just might be worth the effort. Than you can have a place of your own and no one can tell you if you can have a dog or not. Take care keep looking. You might be the answer to someone else's prayers.Keep trying.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Dan and Deanna,

Thank you for your comment. I feel now that life is continuous unexpected occurance. Get something good or something bad is all up to us. Or it all depends on us how to turn bad things to good.

Stay tuned for more progress.
Shaw Funami
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