Saturday, January 26, 2008

home sweet home?

i know i've been talking about it for nearly six months now, but there's finally progress to report: i've found a condo i want. it's tiny - about 660 square feet - and it's a ways out of the fun parts of town. but it's on a beautiful, quiet, residential street with tall trees and lots of parking, and it's got something i never imagined: two bedrooms. it's a conversion, so the whole unit's brand new, with granite countertops, oak floors, and black appliances. it's got a full-sized stacked washer and dryer. lots of pretty windows with sills deep enough for winston to sit on. a couple closets. basement storage. cam and i saw it first a couple months ago, together, and both though hmmm... this could be the one. and friday he and i and my agent took my parents by, and they liked it too. it's all started to feel really good, so friday we put together my offer. turns out we didn't have the proper contract, so i haven't actually signed anything yet, but tomorrow at 4:30, i'll get my pen ready and this will enter a much more serious phase. window shopping was fun, but now it's time for action. i can't afford the place, but we're hoping that the volatile market and glut of units on the market will mean i can lowball the hell out of the developer and get in at something i can afford. cross your fingers!

in other news, i've got my assignment for super tuesday: i'm headed to nyc and the giuliani event. should be exciting, since i've pretty much never been to new york... i only wish i was going to have time to see jbd and my cousin and everyone's favorite millionaire...

3 comments:

cwg said...

how are two br possible in 660 sq ft? i live in 9000 and feel that is too small ....

emma discovery said...

you have 9000? is that a typo? 660 is small, yup - the bedrooms are tiny, but we'll be able to get a queen and nightstands and a few other things in the back one, and a futon and a desk and some shelves in the slightly smaller one. the living/dining area is just smaller than elsewhere, but all in all, it's a pretty nifty layout. and neither one of us owns much, and we want to keep it that way :)

cwg said...

yes, it is a typo! 9000 - my god, thats like the size of shaq's house. i live in 900.