Sunday, June 13, 2010

Home Free!

Soooo...as any of you that follow me on Twitter or Facebook know...I got the condo!!!  I am no longer going to be homeless when I arrive in Victoria next month!  Weeeeeeeee!!!

Friday was a day of excitement and anticipation.  Because of the four hour time difference between here and Victoria, my realtor was up at the crack of dawn to call me and start the offer process.  Thankfully the unit was appropriately priced so we were fairly confident we wouldn't need to do a lot of haggling.

We were right!  I made an offer...which they countered with exactly what I wanted to pay...so I was able to accept without any red tape!  :)  And being that it's just an apartment (as opposed to a house with lots of bells & whistles) my conditions are very few...mostly just needs to pass inspection...which we are certain won't be an issue at all. 

Other good news is that part of the reason the guy is selling is because his tenant gave notice and the place will be vacant at the end of the month, so I was able to get a great closing date. 

July 15th!!

If you all remember my schedule, I arrive in Victoria (after my work conference) on July 13th.  Yay for fan-freaking-tastic timing!

I told y'all it Twas Fate!!  :)

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Good location (I already mentioned this is the same building my friend Nicole lives in).  Remember I just stayed here on my trip in May...  Nicely landscaped, well kept, well managed. 

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Third floor end unit so up high enough to actually have somewhat of a view...plus the extra window in the dining room so it has tons of natural light.

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Good size dining and living rooms (please ignore the bachelor pad furniture...but notice the incredibly well kept and clean neutral walls and floors)...

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Reasonable size kitchen with simple but recent updates....and lots of light!  Plenty of counter space for cooking up a storm!

Also includes a decent size bedroom, lots of closet space, a clean and well maintained bathroom, and a few options for placement of my little home office area.  Oh, and a great strata with allowance for my kitty and future doggie! 

A HUGE thank you to Tiffaney for being my eyes on this!  These are only a few of the zillions of pictures she took for me...she inspected the bathtub grout, the window sills, the floorboards...hehe, you name it.  Her endorsement totally made my new little abode a reality!  (and to top it off she's accompanying the inspector this week too!)  What a friend!  :)

And thank you to all of your for incredible support along the way.  I heart you fabulous bloggie friends!  :)

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21 comments:

Me, Only Better said...

Looks like a great condo! And how wonderful that you are going to be in the same building as your friend. If I remember correctly - is there a starbucks close by? :) Congrats!

marie said...

So beyond thrilled for you.

Counting Girl said...

Congratulations!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

SO exciting!! Looks great! Yay

Shrinking Jen said...

Congratulations! The place looks amazing! I can't wait to see how you settle in there!

Campinggirl said...

Congrats on the new home! I imagine that it will be really nice to have someone in the building as well.

Healthy Lynn said...

:) So happy for you Jaime. I think it looks awesome!

Amanda said...

Wow! That's great! Looks like a great condo!

christyf5 said...

Congrats again!!! Those pics look much nicer than the realtor ones! :) So awesome that Tiffaney is doing all of this for you, what a great friend!! :)

sarah said...

Woohoo!! So happy for you!!

Tamara said...

That looks like such a sweet place! I can't wait to see pictures with all your stuff in it.

Definitely fate! :)

Janna said...

Congrats on the new digs! I am so glad you were able to find something that you LOVE! Can't wait to see it all decked out!

rusty61 said...

Congratulations, great news! It looks very nice and I know you will make it a great home for yourself.

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyy such great news!!!

Congrats!!! :) It's super cute!

H-woman said...

Whoo hoo! Congratulations!

=)

Miranda @ MirandasJeans said...

Congrats! Very nice!

karen said...

I'm so excited for you!!! I just KNEW it was going to work out!!!

anne h said...

Awesome - congrats on a great thing!

JavaChick said...

Congrats! I can imagine that would be a load of your mind. :)

simple_happiness said...

Congratulations on your condo! Have fun furnishing it and making it pretty!

Carly @ Live, Laugh and Grow said...

Congratulations, little miss homeowner!!!!!