Well, after 1.5 years of feeding my landlord, signed on a house today. I have never owned a pre-existing(used) house, as I built the last 4 or 5 I lived in, so it kind of sucks not being able to finish the inside, but it's a nice place. 11 year old 1500sqft 3br/2ba single level owned by a single lady. it's like she never lived in it.. looks brand new. 750sqft 3car that will hold the boat and truck nicely.
get keys tomorrow and moving fri night/sat am.
not sure that owning is the best option with the state of the country, but one of my retirement goals has always been to have a house paid for at retirement, so it's time to work on finishing that and hope that congress gets this country back on track so I don't have to move to belize to retire.. not to mention house payment is $150/mo less than my rent right now, so that's a win....
3 months of settling in and let the remodeling begin....
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Thread: Finally a homeowner again
08-11-2011, 04:04 PM #1
Finally a homeowner again'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
08-11-2011, 04:21 PM #2
Congrats on the garage with house attached.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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08-11-2011, 05:13 PM #3
SandM - Congrats again! I am so close to following in your footsteps. I've also been feeding my landlord for a little over 1.5 years now. She dropped the bomb on me about a week ago, admitting that she is going through a divorce and may have to evict me and take the house back to live in or sell, even though I've been the perfect renter... ARRRGH! I hate the idea of renting any further so I'm starting to look around. Just nothing in my desired area or price range with a deep garage or big enough side yard to add a carport and I refuse to pay storage fees again.Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
08-11-2011, 08:45 PM #4
Priorities--garage to fit the boat , then check the rest of the house outHey, Its Moomba time
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08-12-2011, 01:06 AM #5
Congrats Sandm its a stressfull and exciting time indeed. I tell you selling a house and building one at the same time caused some serious stress in my life. Only thing that was making it easier was i had a steady 3 to 4 days at work and when working i was to busy to worry about that stuff lol.
@ Berg that sucks man, hope you find something soon man. Let me know if i can help you in any way man.Malo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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08-12-2011, 08:34 AM #6Senior Member
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08-12-2011, 02:21 PM #7
Thanks - I was on a 1 year lease, now month to month. I'll look into it. I started toying last night with making her an offer to buy the place. Not my ideal house but would work for a few years to come and has a nice big sideyard for an RV pad/carport and potential to extend the garage out another 10ft if it were mine. Hmmmm.Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
08-12-2011, 08:56 PM #8Senior Member
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I will be building a 30'X40' shop when I move back out to the property. Going to have a 12' high roll up door so don't have to drop the tower anymore. Hope to be out there by the end of next month.Jack Beams
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