Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I bought a condo. NBD.

I'm going to be a home owner again!


Over the weekend my parents and I met with a Realtor and went to visit a number of condos and town houses. There were a lot in my price range, and to be honest, most of them were exactly the same. And all of them were in the same area. (The city that I bought in, is pretty small, and there have been a bunch of condos built in the same area over the past 5 years).
It ended up coming down to the most bang for the buck. The one that I chose had the lowest list price, had all the appliances included (even the microwave!) and didn't have a contingency fee upon closing. It was clean and well organized, and had a nice kitchen.
The current owner is a single man, so there is definitely some painting that needs to be done. (Strangely enough, I am not a big fan of "army green" for the living room wall color).
The new place is a pretty good size, it is 1200 square feet. It has almost all of my wish list items (other than the two bathrooms). It has a great open concept kitchen-dining room- living room. There is a huge island in the kitchen that faces out into the rest of the living space. There is a new fridge, stove & dishwasher in the kitchen. I'm not a huge fan of the color of the counter tops, but it is pretty neutral.
The two bedrooms are pretty good size, the master is 12x12 and the 2nd bedroom is 12x11. The master does have two huge closets in it, and a nice big window.
The bathroom is actually really big. It has a separate stand up shower and jet tub (!!) There is a ton of storage space, and a big window.
And there is a laundry room with a bunch of storage space. And a washer and dryer.
I am totally excited. This week I have to work on getting all of the financing sorted out at the bank, the home inspection done, and find myself a lawyer in this new city. All in all I am pretty freaking excited about the whole thing.
And now, I am totally obsessed with the thought of choosing a whole new color scheme and decorating style for the new place. I have become totally obsessed with Pinterest and have been keeping a stack of color samples from the hardware store on my coffee table and looking at the constantly.
Have you moved into a new place and changed the whole style? What is your favorite color scheme right now?


  1. OMG CONGRATS! I am so happy for you. What a great accomplishment. ENJOY!

  2. Congrats! So exciting. What's your username on Pinterest?

    The only time I've ever really changed colors in a place was painting my room in the house I shared with some girls. I don't recommend pink. No matter how much you think you'll like it, you will very soon realize you're living in a cotton candy machine. And hate it. Granted, I made it too dark, and painted all 4 walls pink...I learned my lesson.

    I'm a huge fan of teals, white, and browns right now, with metallic accents.

  3. Congratulations! I look forward to being a homeowner in five years or so once my training is over.

  4. My favorite color scheme is white, teal and aquamarine. Those are my fave colors combined, and I think it helps the rooms look more peaceful and calm! You’re lucky to find this fully-furnished home! The previous owner did pretty well with the house. Maybe that’s why he was able to sell very quickly! How does the whole place look like now?
    ~Rebecca Stratton~

  5. Right now, I am in love with the mishmash of black, white, and gray in a house. Those three colors make a home’s interior look simpler, classier and cleaner. So, how did the renovation go? I wish I could see some of the pictures of your unit. I’d love to see how everything turned out with your home. Are you still living there? If yes, I hope you’re having the best time. :D

    Kate Morgan