|Two weeks ago we walked up to "our" beach and saw a barge!|
-The home we had put a deposit on fell through. They would not make an exception to their "no one under 45" rule. We, along with everyone we spoke to at the community, said that it wouldn't be a problem because of my disability. Nope. Turns out we were all wrong.
|That is my chair in the corner. It was cool to watch them.|
-The next day our Realtor emailed my husband another villa. We loved it and put an offer of over asking price, all cash. The only contingency was that our home needed to close first and was due to close on November 2. This villa is in a non-age restricted community but still looks like a retirement community honestly. There is a club house and a pool and it worked great for us. The only thing was that it was a Fannie Mae home and it needed a LOT of work.
|The barge was HUGE. See the little guy at the bottom? He is a grown man.|
-The next day we still hadn't heard from Fannie Mae. Another villa comes up in the same community as the Fannie Mae home. This is unusual because in the past 6 months, only two villas have sold. We go and look at it. It is in MUCH better shape and has nice laminate wood floors and a full, closed in lanai/sun room which makes the home seem larger. The only thing is they painted every single room bright YELLOW so it will absolutely need repainted (which is fine by us since we want light aqua walls). So we put an offer on it. Over asking, cash offer with the same contingency.
|The Fannie Mae home|
-We get the call the next day that the yellow-in-every-room home has three offers in the first day it was listed. So we had to go in with an even better offer. Again, we had to leave the contingency of our home closing. Before we hear from them, Fannie Mae calls our Realtor. They will take our offer...if we drop the contingency of our home selling. We decided we really couldn't do that (since we cannot afford to own two homes) and they reject our offer.
|This yellow is lovely in the living room. It is in the dining room too. And both bathrooms. And kitchen. And both bedrooms. And the laundry room.|
-Then we get the call from our Realtor that the yellow-in-every-room home has accepted our offer.
-So, as long as our home back in PA closes, we have a home in Florida permanently. Our home has already been inspected and the next step is for the appraisal. That should be next week. That will get us one step closer in terms of closing on time. We are trying not to get too excited in case something happens with this homes inspection or our closing.
|All the villas in the community look exactly the same and have the same 2 bedroom/2bathroom floor plan.|
We took no photos when we went through so thanks to Zillow for these. We liked the villa so much that I didn't need photos to decide. We have plans on painting just about every space, doing some work in the kitchen & bathrooms and a few other things. However, we thankfully don't have to be in a rush for any of this since the house is quite livable in its current state.
|The lanai which was made into another sitting room|
This past week I was officially cleared for Ketamine. My two-week Ketamine treatment starts on January 18, 2016. I have a few appointments before then but that is the next step.
|Trying on my new LuLaRose lace skirt.|
|Back into storage!|
We have been spending some time outside. The hubby has been doing some trimming and we left his phone on the sun room table. I came inside to find "Bob" the Blue Heron staring at the phone. It made me chuckle.
The poor hubby got stung a few times this week. He found the hive and sprayed it. Unfortunately we think there is another hive in the bushes and so we let our landlord know.
A rowing team must have been practicing on the canal behind our rental home. It is fun to watch them. They are very good.
We did get to the beach twice this past week. The hubby went swimming and I bundled up on the shore. It was gorgeous when the sun was out but it got a bit chilly & windy. It did hit 91 degrees last week so no complaints. We are loving the heat.
|One of the shells I found after a storm.|
|The first rainbow we saw.|
|And the second, more faint rainbow.|
|The waves were quite aggressive and there were surfers out there. We enjoyed watching them.|
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thanks for reading!