Non-virtual property

The House Project, part II: now we are official owners of “real estate”: a piece of land in Tampere City area, plus buildings on top of it. It feels good to move the process forward, even if the bank loan is terrifying, of course. I must say that the property sales process in Finland is complex and archaic process, even. It is impossible to buy anything without all people that are involved being physically present in the sales situation, and a formal witness is needed from local court (a process based on “maakaari”, real estate law that goes way back in history), plus bank personnel, plus the property dealer. From what I heard, it should be possible to make electronic deals at some point in the future, but not now. What next… Well, preparing for moving, making all those interior plans more concrete and detailed — and as economically feasible as possible (my accounts are rather thin this after yesterday’s deal). But: this was an exiting step to do!

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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