At the end of April, Bret and I got a startling announcement: our landlord had sold his primary residence, and now needed a place to stay of his own. Our lease was the first ending and about the right size that he was looking for so he would no longer be renting it. Our lease was up at the end of June, so he did give us some time to look for a new place, but it was still extremely unexpected.
We had briefly talked about purchasing a place of our own, but we didn't actually know if it would be possible. Luckily, one of Bret's friends is a realtor in the area, so we contacted him, and next thing we knew we were house hunting! We found a cute condo complex in an up-and-coming neighborhood, and placed an offer on it. We ended up winning the bid (by a hair... there were 4 other bids the exact same price as we had put in for it, but we lucked out and won the bid!), and paperwork was set in motion.
It felt like a whirlwind at the time. We managed to sign all the paperwork and were official homeowners the week before we flew to Japan. What a great way to celebrate! I'll be posting some before and after pics of the paint job soon. :o)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I can't believe (wait, yes, I can...) that I let another post go SO long. Since that post, Vandra has visited, I've changed hair colors 4 times, traveled to Japan, bought a small condo, traveled back to Portland, and have finished a good number of projects. Here are some sneak peeks of the projects I'll be reviewing shortly...