Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Escaping the Blizzard: Cape Coral, Florida-- Part 8

CONDO HUNTING

We met the real estate agent back at the Holiday Inn Express and then went condo-looking. The first one was on a canal and $50,000. Looked promising.

After that, we went to a bunch of them that just went from bad to worse. Cheap, but I wouldn't want to live there. Neither would Al. We did find one near the end that had potential.


CHINESE WALLBOARD

Even though Al wasn't looking for a house, there was one for $165,000 listed that looked like a mini-mansion in the picture, so stopped by it. And, from the outside, it was jaw-dropping. Wow!! Just $165,000. Maybe I've found my house?

But, when we walked in, a pungent smell clobbered us. It was then we learned why folks can't live in a house with this Chinese wallboard. That is why this house was that cheap.

In the homebuiding boom, they ran out of drywall and began buying it from China. However, Chinese requirements are much less than those in the US and then they had the problems.

Too bad.

Something to Watch Out for If Buying in Cape Coral. --RoadDog

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