Sunday, March 08, 2009

I Am A Home Owner!!!

I just bought my first house...on my own. ...just me and the Agent.

...and I am ecstatic!!!!

......over the moon ecstatic!!!

This is the first time that I will be living alone and on my own. This is a new experience for me, but I feel as though I am being guided throughout this process....perhaps through past experience, or maybe just through faith, but wherever that assistance is coming from, it is making me a stronger person.

There had been much hunting prior to this little gem, and I viewed some pretty bad properties, but yesterday I found my deal. I knew from the moment that I stepped on the outside steps that this felt right...and I was not disappointed when I went inside. It felt warm and inviting, cozy and comfortable. I felt connected.

It is a small detached bungalow, also referred to as a Vet's which were built during the War time for the Veteran's who came back from the war. My parents had an opportunity to buy one of these homes when my Dad returned from WWII, but they never followed through. I guess that I am fulfilling that.

The house has a front porch, which is also a entry mud room.

The living room has a gas fireplace, 2 windows and another teeny window.

The living room leads to the kitchen, a sweet little kitchen with 2 windows, 3 appliances, and a side door to the private driveway and detached garage.

(Note that I can see the entire house from the kitchen!!).

The kitchen, of course, leads to the cozy dining room.

There is one bathroom, a bedroom which will be my office.

The highlight, for me, is the Master which has an entire wall of patio doors which open out to the HUGE backyard, complete with beautiful big trees.

The basement is a full basement that is partially finished, but which has loads of storage space (but I really wish they would leave the punching equipment :)))

When I said that this was THE deal for me, I wasn't kidding. Everything has been CAC, new roof, new windows and doors, new floors, new furnace, nicely painted.

The place is only waiting for me to 'bring it'....and I plan to.

Wish me luck!