A Week Ago

I can’t believe it was just a week ago! Eight days, to be exact, but still. Our real estate agent sent us a list of four potential properties. Vlad and I looked through them. First, I didn’t think I liked either of them too much but thought that a couple of them is worth looking at just for the sake of looking. 

When we went over the list with Vlad, I told him about the second property on the list: this one is not going to work, there are only two bedrooms. Vlad replied: Mom, you should look at that house! Remember my old house which you liked so much? I did remember. I liked the place which Vlad rented with two roommates so much that I thought about buying something like that. And I agreed with him that we should take a look. 

We decide to look at two listed properties: that house at Jarvis station and another close by. 

We entered a courtyard and saw outdoor furniture and balconies, which seemed to be a vital part of the community life. Then we entered the apartment. It was huge but in severe need of painting and cleaning. We walked through, looking at all the details and the condition of all appliances. 

Then, we walked to the next house, and o the way there, Vlad and I realized that we didn’t check the fitness center and the bike storage. So after seeing the second house (which we didn’t like), we asked our agent whether we can come back one more time to see all these facilities. He said – yes, and after we looked, he asked whether we want to come upstairs and see the apartment one more time.

So we went in one more time, and when we were walking down the stairs, we saw a lady unlocking the door one floor below. We asked her: how long do you live here? And she said – from the very beginning, from 2005. And then we asked her: how do you like here? And she replied: I will never move anywhere else! And she went on telling us what a wonderful community it is and how people are together and supporting each other. 

And the way she took time to tell us about the community and the people was that last decisive factor :). I thought that I am going to move to the right place 🙂

8 thoughts on “A Week Ago

  1. Sounds really nice! Is that the building you posted a couple of pictures a few days ago? It doesn’t look like it was built in 2005, looks much older.
    Painting is not such a big deal so hopefully, you will be able to get it done with minimal effort. Congratulations!

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  2. The building is dated 1908, it was rehabbed in 2005. With that size of the property, the painting will cost 5K. And there is way more than painting – I posted details a couple of days ago. So – lots of fun stuff 🙂

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  3. 1908 makes much more sense! The building is beautiful. Well, renovations are always “fun”, but it is still better to do before you have moved in. Which floor are you on?

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    1. yes, I am doing my best to make it fun 🙂 I am on the top floor, which has some pros and cons. You will love it when you come visit :))

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  4. I would also prefer the top floor, at least you don’t have upstairs neighbours and get a better view. I cannot wait! Will come and visit definitely (when… you know… :-))

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    1. Not all my guests would like the third floor, because there is no elevator, as you can imagine. But I think we can deal with that 🙂

      also, the cost of moving in will include lifting everything to the third floor 🙂

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  5. All is happening so fast! Just as usual :)) Congrats! The place looks interesting and cozy. I would love to see your updates on renovation progress. Really happy that you found your place so quickly.

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