Yes, you heard that right: I want to buy a house.
Now, mind you, I am in my early twenties. I have no idea how anything works in the real estate world. And on top of that, I have no money with which to buy a house.
But I still want to buy one.
Not just any house, though.. I want to buy my sorority house.
Aside from monetary issues, there’s another catch. This house is terribly run down. In the past year alone, there have been problems with heating, carbon monoxide, roofing, windows, and a weak spot in the first floor.
In other words, it’s not a good investment. In fact, it’s actually a pretty terrible one.
But I still want to buy the house.
Earlier this semester, the current landlord came to one of our meetings with the proposition of selling the house and hoping the new owner would rebuild.
The problem with that, however, is that there is no guarantee that a) anyone would want to buy this problematic old house and b) anyone would be willing to build a new sorority house in that same place.
And here’s where I come in.
As cliche as it sounds, I love my sorority. It’s not that I’m a typical sorority girl. In reality, it’s quite the opposite. Before joining, I was one of the shyest, quietest girls that you’ve ever met. I didn’t go to parties. More often than not, you could find me studying in my room or playing piano in the basement of an old church. Today, I’m still not the most social girl in the world, but I get out of my room. I have friends other than my roommates. I’m the president of one organization and on the e-board in another. It is rare for me to walk through a hall without stopping and saying hi to someone or another. Now, while I won’t say that sorority life made all the difference, since God’s workings in my life have been integral, being in a sorority has helped me come out of my shell immensely. And now, I’d like to give back. I’d love to buy the house, then tear it down and build a new one. My sisters could live somewhere that isn’t likely to try to kill them in their sleep. They wouldn’t have to worry about someone coming in and only caring about the money, because, as a sister myself, I want nothing but good for the organization.
But once again, I simply don’t have the funds to manage such a feat.
Which is where you all come in.
I have no idea how to pay for the house.
You though, who are older and wiser may have suggestions.
I’m all ears 🙂