Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Own it, improve it, maintain it.
I will not fib. We moved alot growing up and mostly rented. In the south we lived in very old parsonage homes in various states of repair. It was a personal dream for me to own a home. We got a late start, I was 40 when we bought our first home. We are close to owning our third home in the valley, seven in two of them, both of which were new builds, and eleven in this one. It was built in 89, the year we moved here, and we are the second owners.
We have recarpeted and tiled it, painted every room, survived two flooding accidents that caused major repairs, taken the popcorn off the ceilings, remodeled the kitchen and utility room, painted the exterior, treated for termites, and now are going to update our bathroom. Outside we have planted a huge shade tree, removed two huge messy trees, bricked and remodeled our from yard and entrance.
This is good, though painful, and we think smart to get done for our own enjoyment, the homes resale value, and something to be done before we retire. Melissa our daughter is working at her interior design skill with an experienced designer, so here we go.
Home renting in the winter works pretty good here and our goal is to possibly rent for a month or two and see new places at a leisurely pace. All Lord willing of course.