Me: How are you feeling about these houses? Houses are so expensive!
Pea: I think either of the two we liked would be fine for our first house.
Me: First house?!
Me: Which house should we get?
Pea: Both! And we can build a skyway between them!
Me: It would maybe be better to just buy one house…
Pea: furrowed brow
Me: and then we can wait til a neighbouring house is for sale, and get it and then build the skyway
Pea: Do you think we can build a second story on the bungalow?
Me: Sure, people do that all the time, and some have done it on that street already so it is probably zoned that way. I don’t think we are going to run out of space in the house though.
Pea: Could we build four stories on the house?
Me: I don’t know that our neighbours would appreciate that….
Pea: Well, we would make it very narrow.
Me: …. a tower? You want to build a tower.
Me: Ok, she wants 10K over our offer. That is annoying. We should see if that is post-negotiating from our agent, or her initial number. We can maybe stick to our original bid, or meet her in the middle, but I don’t want to go as high as 10K+.
Pea: We can say “Ok, 25K+ and that is our final offer.” and she will be so confused she will say “Ok, -5K, or the deal is off”.
Me: laughing I am not sure you understand how to negotiate, and I am glad our agent is doing that for us.
In very related news, we are signing an accepted offer tonight! Home ownership (barring surprises from the inspection tomorrow), here we come!