Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 761 - Seattle
Chapter 761 – Seattle
“There are lots of good houses in Seattle. I can introduce some real estate agents I know to you. They had helped me, and many of our staffs find suitable properties. Bill Gates replied.
“Bill, I am not used to live so far from here. Is there any places near the company?”
“Nearer to the company? There are no good houses here. The houses here are small and don’t even have a swimming pool.” Someone like Feng Yu should be living in a big house.
Americans do not mind driving 2 hours to work. But Feng Yu was not used to it. Most Americans preferred quite place, but Feng Yu prefers areas bustling with life. Most of the houses in the US have a lawn in front and a pool at the back of the house. But if the yard is not maintained, the owner might be fine!
Feng Yu only wanted a place to stay. He did consider buying a mansion in the US, but Feng Yu it must be in big cities, like New York, Los Angeles, etc.
Feng Yu had even considered getting an apartment.
“I don’t need a pool, garden, or lawn. I am currently living alone here. I just don’t want to stay in a hotel.”
“What about your bodyguards? I know you have hired more than a dozen bodyguards. They will not be living with you?” Bill Gates asked. How can a small house fit so many people?
“I can just buy the whole floor of a building. I can also buy out the floors above and below.” Feng Yu replied.
“You like to invest in properties?” Bill Gates was puzzled. Buying out 3 floors of an apartment building was much more expensive than buying a big house. Also, living in an apartment was not a pleasant environment. He could not understand what Feng Yu was thinking.
“I only want to live in a safe place.” Feng Yu replied.
“Hahaha, Feng, you are the same as many first-time visitors to the US. Many people thought that the US is dangerous because of firearms. But you don’t have to worry about this. With all your bodyguards around, no one would dare to go near you. If you reveal your identity as a Microsoft director, you will be safer. Also, this is Washington. One of the safest states in the US.” Bill Gates laughed.
“No matter how safe this place is, people can still own guns. The US has the highest rate of shooting in the world, right?”
After being mocked, Feng Yu retorted even when the person who laughed at him was Bill Gates.
“No. It is not what you think. Those cases normally happen in their homes. If you don’t let strangers enter your house, you will be safe. No one would point a gun at you on the streets. Especially when you have so many bodyguards with you. I think all of them are armed? It will be fine unless you go to the back alleys at night. The media reports are mostly exaggerated. I think even in China, crimes are happening every day. Firing a gun will attract police. Furthermore, guns are prohibited in public places. So, no one will try to harm you in public areas.”
Feng Yu’s bodyguards had explained about gun laws to Feng Yu before. But their words could not be compared to Bill Gates. Furthermore, the bodyguards were paid well. All of them were hoping for Feng Yu to be worried for his safety and hire more bodyguards. This way, they will have less work to do.
Feng Yu was worried was also because of those bodyguards’ explanation of the situation in the US.
Feng Yu realized that he might be overthinking. His situation was not as dangerous as he imagined. Maybe when he is free, he will buy a few guns for fun. He had heard that even students could buy a gun easily.
Feng Yu held his chin and thought for a while. “How far is Seattle from here?”
“It is about an hour drive from here or even nearer. Didn’t you hire a driver?” Bill Gates asked. The freeway in the US is also very famous. Vehicles could travel at high speed there.
Less than an hour? Feng Yu thought for a while. Maybe Seattle is a good option after all.
Feng Yu had watch <Sleepless in Seattle> and <Finding Mr. Right> movies in his previous life. In fact, many Chinese had heard of Seattle because of the beautiful sceneries in the films.
Seattle is a beautiful city. There are forests, rivers, lakes, yachts, skiing, etc. it is an excellent place to live in. There is even an Olympic National Park there.
The most prominent company in this area was Boeing, followed by Microsoft. Feng Yu remembered in his previous life, Seattle was also famous for its software and internet companies.
How prosperous was the software and internet companies in Seattle? Even Starbucks had invested in several of many such companies. Although most of these companies were acquired by more prominent companies or bankrupted, these companies kept appearing, and this year was the peak.
“Ok. That means Seattle is a good choice then. Can you give the contacts of those real estate agents to Ralph? I can take the next few days to look for a suitable house.”
The next few days are not weekends. Bill Gates did not say anything. Paul Allen was also one of the directors, and he also did not come to the office often. Bill Gates was used to this.
Bill Gates was very efficient. Within half an hour, the contacts of a few real estate agents were placed on Feng Yu’s table.
Feng Yu called the first number and told him his requirements. The real estate agent immediately tell Feng Yu that he has two properties which fit his demands and made an appointment with Feng Yu to view the houses tomorrow morning.
Since Feng Yu had decided to get a mansion, he does not mind having a swimming pool and garden. He heard from Ralph that without these facilities, it would be hard for him to invite people to his mansion. Kids will have no entertainment, and it will not fit his status.
Feng Yu accepted Ralph’s suggestions. Anyway, he will be hiring someone to clean up his place. He could just hire one more gardener to take care of the garden and pool. If Feng Yu had the time, he would also build a mansion from scratch.
Feng Yu needs a mansion with at least 5 rooms. A room for bodyguards, a place for helper, a guest room, a study room, and his own bedroom.
Yes. He must also check out the neighbors. They must be someone prominent to prevent troubles.
Feng Yu hopes that he could get his own place tomorrow as he does not want to stay in hotels.
The next morning, Feng Yu instructed his driver to drive him to meet the agent…….