Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My castle


It's a split level with 3 bedrooms up and 1 down. (yes, stairs!!)  Original wood floors upstairs and new carpet down. New cabinets and paint and even the bushes in front of the house have the tags on them. There is a full fenced yard for my grandpuppy and the house backs up to a park. Tee hee!!  Yes, I want to add shutters, I need to hang window treatments in every. single. room. The bathroom needs a fan.  In time, it will all happen. But it's mine. All of it.

It's a flip done by a rehabbing company that bought the house, gutted it and gave me an almost new house that was built in 1966. Exciting?  Yes, very!

Are we moved in?  Well.. there are 2 boxes packed, I've gone through my closet and have 3 bags for Goodwill or for someone who will come pick them up. I bought new litter boxes and brought them over to the new house today but beyond that .. no.

My son has never been good with change, and as I have mentioned to several people apparently he thinks the back of this house is the womb. He was slow to come out of there too! He hasn't even seen the new house and seems to have no interest.  BUZZ KILL!

My rent for February is paid, I don't have to make a mortgage payment until March, I'm going to take my time and try not to take anything with me I'm going to want to get rid of anyway.  And frankly, I was unwilling to pack a thing until I knew it was really true.

It will be a process.


And one of the best parts?  More room, nicer place, and my mortgage payments (including taxes and insurance) will be about $350.00 less a month than my rent has been for the last 7 years and my interest rate is fabulous.  Hard to beat that!  



Cathy Monroe said...

Congratulations! It sounds great. I have one bit of advice about packing, keep a list of everything in each box and number that box. On the move before this last one, I had to open every box before I found what I wanted.

Enjoy your new home.

Anonymous said...

Love the yard. And the wood floors. I is beautiful! Good luck with the packing and moving, sounds like you have a good plan in place. If I were closer, I would come help.

BetteJo said...

Yes Cathy, I am not putting lists in the boxes but I am keeping them on the small-ish side, writing a description and what room they go in on the outside.

And oh Tonya - just someone to talk to while I pack would be lovely!

Lady Banana said...

Congratulations, I so envy you.. there is no way I could ever afford to buy a place.

Good Luck with your move :)

Pearl Blay said...

Your new place looks wonderful! Congratulations! I've been waiting for this post for quite some time!