The auction didn't go through, apparently. It's still uninhabited, and the signs show every indication that it's still a bank property and will likely come up on the market again.
I kinda want it.
The house itself is utter crap; it's poorly-built, flat, tiny, and was recently-ish on fire. It's presumably been fixed up a little. I'm having a hard time quieting the voice in my head saying CHEAP LOT WITHIN SEATTLE CITY LIMITS! BIG TREE! PARK! ALREADY HAS GREENHOUSE IN BACKYARD! What the voice isn't yelling about is lots of stuff that makes the lot genuinely kind of crap, primary among them being the fact that it's got a shitty little house on it.
Voice says: YOU COULD BUILD A NEW ONE.
Yes, voice, but I'd have to build it more or less single-handedly. And this is assuming I could get a bank loan in the first place. COB IS CHEAP, it says, AND HOW HARD IS IT TO SCROUNGE UP MOST OF THE WOOD YOU NEED C'MON NOW.
I feel like I'm doing one of those fanfiction.net things where authors argued with their muses. Basically I really really want to build a house but I am in no way prepared to build a house but there's this little place that really looks like it would be great for a house! It's not even for sale at the moment, though, and as noted I have no expectation that a bank would give me a reasonable loan considering I have almost no credit history.
Warm and gracious, natural-material, rounded-corners, beautiful scrounged-shit houuuuuuuuse. In which my dude and I must still be able to emerge looking professional and tidy, so composting toilets and laundry shenans are RIGHT OUT.
Hnnnngh. Maybe some day. In the meantime, I'm working on my credit history. While I'm doing that, please enjoy a picture of this tiny shitty house and the big tree. Tree is a little smaller now, house is exactly the same size and degree of shittiness.