I recently transferred to Cal State Long beach to study business management and marketing. As I began to look for housing for the next few years, my parents and I decided that it would be best to purchase a house that I will be able to live in, and have room mates to help pay the mortgage. I am VERY fortunate to have this opportunity, so if you have anything negative to say about that... please refrain.
I received the keys to the house today on 10/2/08.
-2 car detached garage
-64 feet of RV parking between garage door and gate
-1528 sq ft on an 8,200 sq foot lot
-built in 1955
The house will be getting the following done within the next few weeks/months (I'm sure there is more I forgot):
-Dual pane vinyl windows
-Granite counter tops
-Tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms
-Refinished cabinets and hardwood floors
-New shower/tubs/completely overhauled bathrooms
-New carpet in bedrooms
-All new light fixtures and ceiling fans
-New electrical outlets and switches
-Backyard concrete demolition...some grass is going in.
-Paint inside and out
-New sliding door to backyard
-New kitchen door to the side yard and new front door
-New doors and casings in bedrooms
-Crown molding and 4" baseboards throughout
I am going to do as much work as I can on the house, but since I am in school right now and working weekends we will be hiring out the major construction. My brother and I will be moving in at the end of october, so the house must be livable by then.
I will keep this thread updated with progress as I am VERY excited to be getting a place of my own for the next few years.