Monday, March 05, 2007

Home For Sale

Last Saturday I went and looked at two houses. They are on the same street that one of my best friends lives on. One is across the street and one is one house down and across the street. The first one was OK but needed A LOT of updates. It’s priced lower and if I could get it down even lower in price, I’d probably consider it a bit more…but the second one I just LOVED. I walked in and it felt like home. It does need updates. It’s been partly remodeled but still needs work, but it’s not things that would need to be done immediately. It has a lot of liveable space, and as I could afford it, adding and changing things would be great. It’s a twin home that is part of an association, so still no yard like I kind of want, but again, for the location (close to my friend and close to my favorite hangouts) I could live with the lack of yard and other things. After we looked, my realtor came to my place to get a feel for what I need to do to it to make it saleable. It’s not too terribly much, but then again it kind of is. I need to neutralize everything and declutter, which are the big things. Then I need to touch up some paint, do some staining and a few other odds and ends. I had needed to replace a doorknob on my patio door and my bathroom and those were taken care of by my dad yesterday. I’ve decluttered the kitchen and dining area as best I can and my realtor (he’s also a good friend as is his wife) is going to store some of the stuff for me so it’s more presentable for sale. I’m spending this evening spackling, sanding and painting where I need to touch things up. Packing up a few more boxes for storage at my friend’s place and painting the new bookshelf that my dad built for me and delivered this weekend (great timing on that huh? Oh well). With any luck, I’m going to have my place on the market yet this week. (everyone think good thoughts for me in selling, there are 4 other condos for sale in my association, one of them the same size and layout as mine but I think mine has a few better elements to it) Then it’s a matter of getting mine sold in a time frame that allows me to still buy the other place. I’m hoping to maybe make a contingent offer based on the sale of mine…but I don’t know if that will work or not. Thing is, I’ll be incredibly broke and have to stay at B&N and/or find a different part-time job and/or have a roommate for sure, but I don’t care…eventually I’ll have money come around a bit and in the meantime I’ll be in a place I think is perfect for me…

3 comments:

Kurt said...

Wild group party at the new place. I promise to get drunk and trash the place when I can.

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

That was one long paragraph.

Firefly's Running said...

Good luck, Danielle. I really hope you get some good luck on the home sale.