Tuesday, March 27, 2007

And away we go!

Our condo is officially on the market, as of yesterday. The sign is in our window. The lock box is on our doorknob. It's a very strange feeling. But after meeting with our realtor on Sunday night and taking a look at our neighborly competition, I feel much better! Ours was the nicest unit, although there was one that was comparable. But we've scrubbed and cleaned, and I think this place looks purty nice!

There are a few things we need to do, like get new flooring in one of the bathrooms, do some minor touch-up painting, and clean the outside hallway area where I accidentally spilled Caf├ę Mocha all over the siding. Tee hee. But I really think this place will sell! In fact, our realtor already contacted us saying someone emailed her about it! Woohoo!

Who knows what'll happen. November still seems so far away. But it's exciting to think about where I'll put my sofa (in front of the fireplace!) and what color I'll paint the bathroom (slate blue maybe?) and what kind of patio set to get (how about the free one in my parents' garage!)

You're all invited to our housewarming party in 2008!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Take the plunge???

We have until next Thursday at 4:15pm to decide whether or not we want to move. Yikes, that's a lot of pressure. I won't go into too much detail, but we found a beautiful townhouse, just 12 miles outside of the city. That's a 20-25 minute drive in to work, 30 in bad traffic. I get all excited just thinking about that.

We thought these places might be a little out of our price range, but thanks to my promotion, I'll be able to cover the mortgage difference easily. Phew. Our closing date is scheduled to be November 7th, which is still so far away. But that's kind of good since we haven't sold our house yet. That should give us plenty of time...I hope.

Here's what the Phase I townhomes look like. Ours will be a little bit different. Oh, and we're going to get an end unit. Woohoo for peace and quiet! (Let me just mention that we got a new neighbor downstairs and it hasn't been pleasant. He's a nice kid, but he doesn't realize that playing the guitar and keyboard at midnight on a work night isn't really acceptable in a condo.)

The townhouses are in Cinnaminson, NJ and are located right along the Delaware River. Here's where they'll be built. You can see the river back there. Everything looks kind of dead right now, but I can't wait to see it in the spring.

I think this is going to be a great community when it's completed. They are planning all the usual community things, like a pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, etc., as well as a promenade along the river and some little shops. There's also a brand new shopping center being built 2.5 miles away with a grocery store, Office Max, banks, etc.

I am so excited about having brand new, never used bathrooms. And a pantry! And a garage! And a gas fireplace! And two walk-in closets! Ahhhhhh. I wish I didn't have to wait until November!!!