Posted by Ian
I hate the housing market. I don’t understand how anybody can enjoy the business of finding somewhere to live. I don’t understand how anybody would want to get onto the property ladder. It’s a depressing, irritating, frustrating and tiring joke.
Why can’t the whole thing be simpler? Why can’t there be some sort of system, like an online dating service, where you enter the details of your ideal place to live, you’re matched with a property, and that’s that. Why do you have to go through the nightmare of seeing so many places in so many locations that turn out to have so many flaws? How come nobody has ever come up with a better way of organising one of life’s most fundamental needs?
In a perfect world, I would live in the same place for the whole of my life. In a less than perfect world, I’d live in a few places for the whole of my life but all of them would be great. Instead, because this country treats the idea of renting a property as something a bit common, a bit dirty and unrespectable, I’ve been going through hell.
Let’s hope for a house price crash in 2008. That, or interest rates to go through the roof. The way I’m feeling at the moment, I’d be first in line to lead the cheering.