My Adventures in Real Estate

It’s time. It’s time for a new chapter in my life. I’ve lived in my apartment-style condo for the last 6 years and while there’s things that have bothered me from time to time I have really liked living there. I have a great view and few responsibilities beyond my financial responsibilities. While I enjoy the location and the way of life things change. I’ve changed.

About 4 years ago my lovely girlfriend moved in with me. At the time it was quite a big change for me. Suddenly what was enough room and space for one person was not enough for two people. My first major purge ensued. Again, over time we accumulated more things. We’ve been quite creative in finding places to store everything but in the end we had to face the truth. We need more space.

We need more space not only for our belongings and future belongings but in order to do things like have company over or to start a family (no plans yet though, haha!). So once again a purge had to happen. In August we rented ourselves a small storage unit close to our condo unit and for the last month we’ve spent our evenings and weekends packing, moving, cleaning and painting. We visited my banker who gave us great news as to what we qualify for for a mortgage. We called a family friend who is a Real Estate Agent (and now our Real Estate Agent) and I met with him on Friday and his assistant was over Sunday night to take final measurements and photos. We’re all set right?

Four years ago we probably would have been laughing by now. The markets were great, the condo units in my building were selling for more than twice what we paid for them! Today things are a lot different. If I’m lucky I’ll sell my condo for slightly more than what I originally paid for it. I’m trying to stay positive and hope for the best.

It’s Day 2.

My adventure begins…