Name: Victor Hoffman (he shares with roommates)
Location: La Mesa, California
Size: 852 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned
I found my house as a rental. My intention was to rent for a year or two and then purchase a house once I knew what I wanted. My dog Gunner was a big dog so I needed a place with a decent-sized backyard. This house fit the bill. As strange as it sounds, once I moved in I felt a connection to this place. It was close to friends, conveniently located in regards to getting around the San Diego area, and only about a 20-minute drive to the break I like to surf.