We drove through the community (which has six units left to sell) and liked what we saw. So we planned on talking to them on Wednesday.
be a nice place to live. It’s closer to my son and the same distance from our
But then I did some research and saw how much they cost. Way out of our price range. And the homeowner’s fee was outrageous. Heck, we could pay someone to work on our yard for less than that. Heck, we already do! So I started wondering if buying a ranch house would be better.
And this is where I got in trouble. I love researching.
I discovered that the housing development 4 miles to the north of us has ranch homes within our price range. I’d completely forgotten about them, too! So I went up there on Tuesday and got prices and brochures. One of the houses had a three-car garage! But it was a smaller (much smaller than our) home. We spent that night (up until one am!) looking at all the options and back up plans, because you see, there weren’t but two lots that could take the ranch house we wanted.
Why is it when you think you have plenty of time, you don’t?
So on Wednesday, instead of seeing the condo place, we saw the home place. That three-car garage is gone (unfortunately), but out back-up plan was still good (and frankly, we were hooked). If a realtor gives us a number we can live with selling our current home, then it looks like we’ll be moving this summer into a new ranch.
Yeah, we could probably wait, but actually, this is the best time for us. Hubby has no intention of retiring soon, and our current home is paid for so no need to rush into moving into the new one (we can then figure out what we really want to keep and what can go). Downsizing will be difficult, but I can live with that if it means I’m getting a brand new ranch with a small yard.
I’ll keep you posted on what we decide.
So… when was the last time you moved? Are you itching to do it again or happy where you’re at? It’s been twenty-one years for us. I think this is the longest either one of us has lived in the same house. Ever! The next one will be our last, though. I don’t want to think about moving again. But I’ll be really glad to get rid of the stairs—no more basement and the upstairs is a bonus bedroom only. I don’t need to be up there if I don’t want to.
Happy Friday! Hope you're not freezing.Stacy