It’s Friday and thoughts and questions arise on our most productive ways in which to spend the weekend. Like I’ve written before, life seems to revolve around “the goal”. We have cleared out a lot of stuff that has accumulated around the house, most of it unnecessary and expendable, so there’s always more of that to do. But now we need to focus on getting the house ready to put on the market.
We live in a very nice development, but the houses were built in the 1960’s – 1990’s. All of them have been maintained quite nicely, but we have noticed that the ones that are updated have sold for the highest market value. We bought this house about 4 years ago when at the time we needed more room to help out with my aging parents. We looked at 32 houses and finally settled on this one which is a 4 level split. Mike turned the bottom level into an in law apartment which has worked out well and I’m hoping will only add value to the house. (Just a small note, we are not leaving my parents homeless they have decided to move to Florida. They hate the winters here.) We added more insulation the first year we were here. They certainly didn’t consider heating costs in 1962! The second year we remodeled the kitchen adding all new lighting and granite counters and gutted and remodeled the downstairs bathroom, last year we remodeled the main bath and the master bedroom, this year it’s the family room and possibly the living and dining room.
And that, my friends, is what we will be doing on weekend after weekend after weekend!