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Author Topic: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
halochild
Post A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 8, 2011, 08:39
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Hello Everyone!

I am sooo very excited! Today I found out that everything is going to go thru, and I am now going to be the extremely proud owner of my very own house! Yay me, yay me, yay me! I've never bought my own home before, with my own money that I earned and saved up, so this is a first for me, and I could not be more excited!

I'm actually buying the house that I've been renting and living in for the last three years. The owner expressed an interest in wanting to sell it, I made him an offer, and he accepted it. It sits on 4 acres of wooded land, and has three bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. It needs a little bit of fixing up, but that's okay because I can work on it and make it totally mine. Nothing major tho, and I've already started. I made a huge down payment, and the owner gave me credit for some of the rent I've paid over the last three years, and I don't owe much at all on the house to get it paid off. I can actually have it paid off in five years.

I'm so so happy that I just wanted to share my happiness with everyone here. Like I said, this is a big first for me, and I've never gotten to buy a house of my very own before. All of y'all that own your own homes know how I feel. This is so wonderful. Dreams do come true! Please be happy for me! I wish happiness for every single one of you like I feel right now.

Halochild

calmmounta-
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Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 8, 2011, 20:13
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Wai! Excellent news! Many congratulations and blessings, Halo-san! I am so glad that you had this opportunity - and that you already knew the seller, that probably helped.

Eh. Houses are always a bit of work but pretty much everything in life is that way, right? There are always pros and cons... Be careful with the money and transaction paperwork, I'm sure you know that much but... The process involves a lot of decisions, yea? And these are decisions that you will be living with, so they are extra good to be aware of. Watch out for the fine print. And get a translator, if you need one, for insurance and inspection stuff.

Sounds like you have a plan already, though! Happiness! So awesome!

Hey... The rules change too, yea? I mean... Most rentals... They say no painting, etc... But now that you are in the process of owning the place... You can decorate how you want, maybe eventually? Make the home really your own... Cool!

I bet your family is very happy, too! I would hope so, anyway. Well, the cat might be indifferent but... What do the kids think? Are they excited?

Kudos to you, Halo-san! Please keep taking care!

Courage & Peace

reaptat
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 9, 2011, 00:33
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Congrats on the house Halo!

halochild
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 10, 2011, 19:38
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Awwe, thanks you two! I am so happy I can't stand myself, teehee.

I hand-picked the attorney who is doing the sale-closing for us, so I feel really safe and comfortable about everything. He is a very close friend of my ex-husband, so I trust him. My ex-husband and I have a really great relationship now that we are not married to each other any more, lol.

I've already started picking out paint colors for the interiors and adding some little extras that I've been wanting to add that I just haven't gotten around to until now. It's weird how you look at your home differently when it's actually yours. You can do stuff! And it's fun! I went shopping yesterday and bought all new decorations for my master bathroom and came home and had a blast putting it all together and redecorating. I completely changed the color scheme and it looks so good. I always donate all my old stuff to the local Hope Center.

The kids are really excited too. Especially my son because he lives here and he gets to paint and redecorate his room. My daughter lives with her Dad because she is "Daddy's Girl". It works out good because she gets to go to the school she wants to go to and he spoils her rotten, teehee. (I don't know if the spoiling part is good or not, but he is a really exellent father.) And I know the cats will be happy too, lol. Cats by nature do not like change and now they won't have to move around anymore. I have three little kittie cats. Lily is my charcoal grey female. Gabriel is my grey point Siamese mix, male. And Malachi is my full-blooded Siamese male, chocolate point. They are my babies.

Anyway, thanks for being happy for me. I can't believe I finally get to own my own home!

Halo

Bull
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 20, 2011, 02:51
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I feel happy for you. Me I have two homes. One is my home and the other I go to when I don't have to work. You should see my second home it has a hot tub with jets and a tv by the hot tub. Sadly right now I might not be able to go their for three years due to work. I hate my new GM. But I'm going to try to not bitch about him to much.

halochild
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 21, 2011, 07:15
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Well thank you Bull for your happiness for me. I truly appreciate it. I am quite proud of myself. I had to save for a very long time to afford my down payment. And now at the tender age of 40 (lol), I finally get to own my very own home. When I was married to my husband, he of course added my name to the deed to his home, but it wasn't the same as saving up and buying my very own house with my own money. And when we got divorced, I gave it back to him. It was his house, after all. This is something I did all by myself and that means a lot to me. I saved a little bit back to do a little remodeling, and after I do that, believe me, I will be broke for a while.

Two houses? The way you describe it, I imagine a scene out of "Scarface" with you sitting in your big hot tub watching your tv, lol. Anyway, congrats on that. I hope you get to visit your second home soon.

Halo

halochild
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 28, 2011, 14:47
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Hello Everyone!

Well, I've got a couple of projects that I am working on at my house to start with my remodel. I've got one going one inside, and one going on outside. My big master bathroom inside, which is coming along nicely. I've pretty much gotten everything done that I can do myself. Now I need to hire someone to retile the top of my garden size bathtub and the wall around it, and do some custom painting for me. Outside I'm looking for someone to do some excavating work leveling some land, taking down some small trees, brush, etc., so I can get a privacy fence built between me and my neighbors (long story).

Here's the problem I'm having. I really like to help people out. And when I decided I was going to do all this work, I decided I wanted to use people from my own community who needed and wanted to work. Not big companies, but individual people who had maybe been layed off from their jobs and needed work to support their families. So I picked up our County want ads paper where people post miscellaneous stuff like handyman ads, construction workers, electricians, all looking for work. Along with yard sales, puppies, stuff for sale, that type of stuff. I wanted to hire these people and give them work. So anyway, everytime I call someone, they are all enthusiastic on the phone, but then they either show up two hours late for the estimate, or don't show up at all. Or they do the estimate, and I like them and check their references, ask them to do the job, and they never come back. WTF? I'm so frustrated. These people say they want to work, and they need to work, and I'm trying to give them work, but once again, WTF???

I guess I'll keep trying because I really do want to help put money back into my own community and help someone who needs it. Maybe I just haven't found the right people yet. But it really is frustrating.

Halo

reaptat
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 29, 2011, 12:59
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Keep looking Halo. The good ones are out there. They're most likely busy.

The onez you described were thinking the job would be easy then they show up and realize that they're in over their heads.

Like I said, just keep looking. You'll find the good ones eventually.

halochild
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 29, 2011, 17:09
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Since my post, I have found a really good excavator. He showed up on time for his appointment with me, has all his own equipment, and gave me a good price on what I want to do. I checked his references, including his last employer, and they are all good. He was layed off from his job over a year ago due to lack of work, and now he and his wife are relying on her income as a nurse and he was making really good money. I can imagine they are really struggling just to make it month to month the way he talked.

This is the type of person I want to work with. We talked for a really long time, walked around my land, and I told him that if I liked his work on this one small project that I will have him back to do some other things for me. Most of my four acres are raw land with lots of woods. After I get my fence built, I want to clear out the entire area in front of my house all the way to road and plant grass and have a really pretty front lawn. I have a small front lawn now, but the rest of it is just small trees and weeds and brush and you can't see my house from the road. Then I can get him to work on my back yard, which is another 2 acres back there. I'd like to have some back yard back there, but still keep some of my wooded area to explore and look at. So I can keep him busy for a while.

Anyway, I'm rambling, but I really liked this guy, and I think I scored with this one.

Halochild

halochild
Post Re: A HOUSE OF MY OWN
on: September 29, 2011, 17:17
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OH, another really cool thing about this fella. He really knows his trees. He pointed out what some trees are on my property. He showed me that I have a wild cherry tree, some silver maple trees, a hickory nut tree, a magnolia tree, some dogwood trees, my walnut tree (I already knew this one cuz they hit my house, teehee) and a lot of other ones. I never knew what they all are, but they are really pretty in the Springtime when they bloom.

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