Well, gather around everyone, I have an update on The Big Move. I just know there are at least a gazillion people wanting to hear wazzup with our Florida coast-to-coast transition. Lots happening since I last discussed this incredible journey of changing home sites after 23 years. Talk about a rollercoaster ride, this trip has been wild. Last we met, we had sold our house on the east coast of Florida and signed a contract for one on the west coast.
Now, if you have ever purchased a home you know that it is recommended that you hire an inspector to go through the entire property, top to bottom, including a check on all systems like plumbing and electricity.
That will cost you on the average somewhere between $300-$500, depending on the size of the house and how much work is involved. In a brief moment of insanity, I actually considered forgoing the inspection but my realtor brought me to my senses…and a good thing he did. If the inspection turns up anything significant the buyer can negotiate a “fix” with the seller or choose to walk away from the deal. Our inspector discovered three things, each of which had nightmare potential. We aborted the mission and began looking for another house. Two weeks later we found a newer, better house than the first one. We signed another contract, had a successful inspection and we are due to move in right after New Year’s. Sometimes things are, as they say, just meant to be. Okay, it’s back to packing…