Finally, our Hungarian real estate agent made it to my Hungarian farmhouse and that of my brother’s. He took pictures and now they’re up for sale. We are never going to get the money our parents put into these houses back for them. I wish they had never bought these houses for us… I don’t want to sound ungrateful. Putting these two houses up for sale already cost me and my brother €508 in total. There goes our spending to income ratio of this month. Each house that is eventually sold will cost us another €1500 each in legal fees etcetera. IF these houses ever get sold… (Oh, and don’t think we’re going to fetch tens of thousands on these deals. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to be in this situation. We really want these stupid houses off our names a.s.a.p.)
Another lesson learnt. Never, ever, ever buy a second home (especially abroad). It’ll only cost you time and money. This also proves (again) that the hubby and I don’t want to be landlords. We’ll stick with cash, stocks, bonds and REITs.