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Sold House, Moved to Condo

August 28th, 2011 at 08:40 am

Long time no check in!

Short story that took a majorific LOT of work... On 6/24/11 we sold our three story house and downsized into 3 bed 2 bath condo. Paid cash. Moved. Still debt free!

Went on vacation on 8/13-8/20. Home. Still debt free w/$130 still in the vacation fund to apply to next year's vacation.

The condo we bought is in a nice gated quiet community. One story unit with very nicely done courtyards front and back and no neighbors upstairs. Security guards make the rounds several times a day. Some one else does all the yard work & outside maintenance. Pool is just across the walkway. Very close but far enough not to hear any noise. All bills paid except electricity in the presently very reasonable HOA fees of $290 a month. Showers are already geezerhood ready w/nice handbars and a low threshhold, etc.

We are very happy with the major decluttering that took place to get here. Many items went to auction, given to friends and family and lots of Craigslisting and ebaying went on and many many trips to donate to the Goodwill!

Paying cash for the unit has run us to the nearer end of the bottom of our cash position, so that will have to be re-beefed! Still have not begun to withdraw any $$s from retirement funds and don't expect to have to for quite some time. Paying the HOA fee & electric bill by autodraft is making life pretty simple. Now I just have to pay the CC bills which I still payoff monthly. The unit is all electric so that's a switch that I'm having to get used to, but so far the two electric bills I've received seem reasonable enough.

Hubbie just turned 65 this month and he made it to Medicare with no major medical mishaps which would've likely wiped us out financially as we had no medical coverage for him. Hurraaaaaaay for him on all counts!

For you new folks who don't know me - I just want you to know that saving and being in anticipation beforehand of life's financial events can turn out okay for you! Don't give up!!! Budgeting may be a pain in the patumpkus at first but the benefits are worth the effort.

Well, folks that's all the current news fit to print. More again later if I think of it. If it seems as if I had abandoned you all, I apologize. Life was just too too busy to even think about much computering!


15 Responses to “Sold House, Moved to Condo”

  1. Analise Says:

    Congratulations on the move! Your home is beautiful and it's good to know you are well.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Beautiful!! Glad to hear you are well and still debt free.

  3. laura(momcents) Says:


    Would you like to come to my house and help me? I'm in need of a major decoration rennovation, and your taste is awesome!

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Sounds Great!!!

  5. davera Says:

    So glad you are back!!! We missed you in a majorific way!

    Your home is beautiful, very tasteful and relaxing.

    When you get a chance, give us update on retired life, your artistic endeavors, and how the boyz Frugal and Cash Happy are doing.

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful transition to simpler. Very beautiful place...and geezerhood? lol, thats soo down the road- but like you said, its already outa the way- which is comforting Im sure.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    wow--gorgeous condo! Lots of missing folks have turned up lately!

  8. dmontngrey Says:

    That looks beautiful! So glad to hear from you. Smile

  9. NJDebbie Says:

    Very nice! I was missing you!

  10. Petunia in an OP Says:

    Good to hear from you! Your place is beautiful!

  11. Shiela Says:

    The new place looks absolutely beautiful!
    Welcome back.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good to hear from you! Your new home looks lovely.

  13. Ralph Says:

    That is a gorgeous condo! Love the patio and the living room - quite awesome!

    I too have been missing from here for a while and you were one of the posters I missed. Glad to hear all your good news! Smile

  14. SicilyYoder Says:

    Beautiful condo!

  15. Alliecat Says:

    I have missed your blog so much! Place looks lovely.

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