A unit in my complex is for sale – I saw the sign go up a couple of days ago. Today I poked around on the realtor’s web site and found the listing. Want to be my neighbor? For a chunk of change, you can. See the listing.
If that’s too pricey for you, consider renting one of the units even closer to me. Three bedrooms, quiet neighbors (in the complex, anyway), and lots of good restaurants just a short walk away…
My goodness, I’m thrilled at this news. The last unit to sell in the complex went for just under $300K, which is nowhere near anything I could have afforded 2.5 years ago. I know that I’m putting a lot of energy into the small and medium-sized fixes that make a unit like this attractive to future potential homebuyers. Those little things like: fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, matching all the lightswitches, and putting up pegboard in the garage. These things are hard work, yes, but also relatively inexpensive compared to remodeling. All told, those 4 projects I listed cost under $1000, and cost me nothing in labor (thanks Mom, for flying here and doing a major chunk of the painting!)
So anyhow, I’m all smug now, knowing that by being sure of my criteria in looking for a house I was nearly certain to buy something that I would be happy living in and that would appreciate in value. Hooray for me!