It looks like things may be settling down on the home front.
We ended up putting in an offer on another home. The seller accepted our offer. We had a home inspection today, and for the most part everything looks pretty good - other than a few minor issues with the place, which we think won't be too bad to deal with.
Anyhow - here are some details.
In Oregon, our home sold for over 200 thousand. It was a little over 1100 square feet.
It was a well-built classic from 1980.
Here was the old place in Oregon
All-in-all it was a fantastic home, and it treated us well for 8 years.
Here's a little bit about our new home....
We are getting it in the mid-150's. It was built in 2003, with over 1500 square feet.
3 bed, 2 bath, and a family room, plus a 2 car garage.
This is one of the homes I wrote about in a previous post, it's the home on Sangria Pass.
This is a photo taken from just outside the front door. Looking into the entryway and
into the living room. It is all tiled in big 18x18 in Tiles. Something that I will have to get used to because it does not feel as cozy as I think a living room should. But it is very popular here in Florida.Also you can see the door way to one of the girls bedrooms on the left.
This is a photo taken from the living room looking into the dining room and kitchen. the kitchen is so much bigger than the house we had in Oregon. I love that. There is also a little eat in area in the kitchen but you can not see it in this photo. And it has a big pantry! So much storage. Got to love that!
Another look at the kitchen.
This is the other living room walls and looking back down towards the door way and the girls rooms. You can see the window of the second bedroom in the back of the photo. This is the window that is in the front of the house.
Here is the room that is behind the french doors off of the living room. It used to be a screened in porch. But the old owners finished it out and made it in to another room. we will use this for our office/art room! And you can see a bit of the back yard.
And this is looking out of that room back into the dining and living rooms.
This is the Master Bedroom. the door way on the left leads to the living room and the door way in the middle is the master Bath. The door on the right, that you really can't see in this photo, is the huge walk in closet that the girls really would like to have for a hide out! Again not the best photo but really there is just walls and windows on the other side.
And here are the crazy girls already trying to claim that space for themselves.
And here is another really cool part, the master bath! This tub is so huge that the girls have decided it is actually a swimming pool! It will be waiting for you Sissy!! No worries you can even fill it all the way up!
Here you can see the sinks and shower for the master bath. On the other side of the shower is the toilet, nicely tucked away so that you don't have to look at it if you are soaking in the tub! Someone was thinking when they came up with that design feature!
This one is not all that exciting but part of the home anyway. this is the laundry area of the garage. With the left over tile and grout from them having just redone all of that and the carpets in the house. So it is all fresh and new inside! They also painted the entire inside but I will most likely be redoing that myself.
So - we just thought we'd share a bit more about what is happening here.
We're pretty excited, because we'll finally be free of our 'neighbor of love'. And the girls won't feel so trapped, doing absolutely nothing, inside the tiny little apartment. While the payments seem a little scary, it's really not that much more than our rent payment anyhow - about $100 more per month - but now we'll be able to write off a bunch. We are set to close on the 28th of this month. So thankfully we will not be moving in in the heat of the summer like we had to do when we moved in here in the apartments. That was no fun.
Al & Chris