Monday, December 31, 2007

Another blog

Just wanted to pass on the link to my other blog.
If you are redirected to my TeamDeJean blog, it's because the other blog is password protected and your computer's security settings are set too high to allow the script to run which asks you for the password. Let me know if you have any problems and I can give you some simple instructions to be able to view the blog.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Accepted contract on Investment #2

You can never say it's officially sold until you walk away from closing with the check in hand, but we did get a contract that we negotiated and went on to accept. If everything goes as planned, our closing is scheduled for January 25th. Onto looking for #3...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Investment #2 Listed!

Here are some finished pictures of Investment #2. It's so exciting to be done and now the hopefully easy part of selling it starts! I'm not sure what to do with myself. I think I'll go out and get a celebratory massage, manicure, and pedicure tomorrow! On a serious note, this is a wonderful townhome in the Lindbergh school district. It's within the 270 loop off of Tesson Ferry. It's listed for $114,900. With two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and 950 square feet (not including the 250 additional square feet of finished living area in the basement), I know this will make the perfect home for someone. Where else can you get this much house for this price in this location?! New condo construction and apartment conversions in the area are "starting from $126,000", however the least expensive unit is selling for $128,500 and you have neighbors on both sides and either above or below you and no basement. I know someone will be just as enthusiastic to buy it as I am to sell it. I keep wondering where this house was when I was house hunting for the first time five years ago!

Front - Shown are units a, b, and c in this picture. We're the middle unit, the one that I outlined.

View of the Living Room from the front door
New carpet, new Pergo Select flooring, new entryway light fixture, and nuetral paint
New railing and light fixture in living room
New chandelier in dining room

Half bath featuring new mirror, light fixture, towel bars, faucet and toilet seat
New kitchen featuring cinnamon maple cabinets, granite slab countertops, new stainless steel look (the look of stainless steel but easy to clean) appliances including a built in microwave, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, and stainless steel sink and faucet.

Pantry in kitchen

Downstairs living area. New carpet, sconces, baseboards, and nuetral paint
Built in shelving in downstairs living area
Laundy in basement - hookups for both gas and electric dryer.
Upstairs renovated bath including new ceramic tile floor, reglazed tub, shower doors, bathroom vanity and sink, towel bars, light fixture, faucet, and toilet seat!

Master bedroom featuring new carpet, new ceiling fan, closet organizers, and neutral paint.
Master bedroom walk-in closet. I know it barely qualifies as a walk-in, but it's certainly possible!
Second bedroom featuring all the same upgrades as the master

Linen closet outside of the upstairs bath for storage

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Gingerbread Houses with the Girls!

Last year, we all signed up for a class to make gingerbread houses. Between the cost of the class and feeling rushed for time, we decided that this year, we would make our own...from scratch!
Trina, Judy, Karen, Lisa, and Diana rolling out the dough

MK busing doing something else!
Check out the wonderful spread that Lisa made for us. We had brunch while the house pieces were baking.
Some action shots from building our houses. Check out Trina's attention to detail!
Lisa's solution to everything...more frosting!

The Alberta clipper that came in from the North on Lisa's house! Poor little gingerbread men never saw it coming!

Pictures of us with our houses

Many thanks to Lisa for the wonderful food and volunteering to have her kitchen ransacked with frosting and powdered sugar for the afternoon!