So some of you know I went to see an Open House on Sunday a 2 Bedroom Condo. This has been up for a few weeks and at present is being sold privately by the current owner.
So I saw the add and drooled at the pictures for a couple of weeks and when this past weekend there was an Open House I went. Took my 17 yr old daughter and my mother also.
It was just as beautiful as the pictures. The owners have updated all the applicances in the past couple of years (stainless) and have put in new counter tops in the kitchen -put in a Butchers Block and put in a serve window to open the kitchen to the dining area. The dining area is also open to the living room area so it is an open concept and very inviting. The colors / walls have been recently painted and are beautiful.
It has hardwood floors and ceramic and the only carpet - berber in the livingroom. Unit is 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. It is on the top floor end unit of a three level building that only has 6 units total. 1125 Sq Ft.
Updates over the past few years include roof, siding and decks.
So why the stress - why the hesitation? Well my friend would say because I am a "Virgo" - we are not impulsive and like to plan things out lol. I had in my thoughts of moving and downsizing after my daughter finishes high school - she has one more year next yr. We are presently in a 3 bedroom house - finished up stairs and down so approx. 2300 sq ft. We also have a double detached garage and a large lot - so lots of moving and snow removal.
My house is not up for sale at present (as I was not even thinking of moving now) - but the condo above is in the perfect location - I soooo love the area. It would cut down my driving time to work by at least 1/2 so that would save in time and gas. Also we would be on a bus route which we are not on now.
My daughter is all for it. It is me with all the questions/hesitation and negativity.
So I talking to a co worker and she said "there is never a good time to move" and another friend agreed but said "but is the time right" ?
I am not sure if I am really ready in my mind to give up the large suburbs area I have now - large yard, lots of trees, gardens, quiet dead end street for a top unit condo - with a view over looking the pool - oh yes there is a pool and tennis court (and I took up tennis last year). I realize that condo living is different - it would free up some "me time" with the cut down of cleaning and updating a house - and no yard work or shoveling.
But I do loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this condo and I know if I wait a year the chances of this price / the location and the condo that I fall in love with will probably not happen again.
I also think I can get enough out of my house to purchase this Condo and not have a mortgage. And condo fees are really low compared to most in this area.
I have a list of pros and cons and the Pros are outweighing the cons.
I would have to go through and de-clutter and throw out - omy nerves the thoughts makes me want to throw up..ughh - I would probably sell most of my furniture and just buy new for the living room/dining area and new bedroom suite.
I have questions for the owner that I am going to email today.
HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP I am driving myself around the bend.
Any suggestions / thoughts ?
P.S. I would not be able to take my treadmill or any exercise equipment. Will I become lazier - I need the activity. I love being outdoors will I feel like a bird cooped up in a cage ?????
Thanks you guys are the best.