Archive for March, 2008


March 31, 2008

They accepted my offer!



March 31, 2008

Here is the cake I made for Easter. It was tasty, but I think I need to work on my cake decorating skills. I also made cinnamon rolls, you can see them in the background.

My house, outside and the kitchen

March 29, 2008

Here is the house that I am putting an offer on. The front has new landscaping and new sidewalks, driveway and patio. You can see the back of the house has a 1 car garage that is attached.
The second 2 photos are of the kitchen. It has a new slate floor and a newer fridge and range, but older cabinets and counters. And no dishwasher! I would like to see if it is possible to extend the eating nook off to the right side so that the back door doesn’t open into the basement door. And also that would open up the back of the house to the patio.

My house, the living room and dining room

March 29, 2008

The first 2 photos are a view from the dining room looking towards the front of the house. The second 2 photos are standing in the living room looking into the dining room. In the 3rd photo, you can see into the kitchen, in the 4th, you can see into the hallway leading to the bathoom and the 2 bedrooms.

My house, the bedrooms and bathroom

March 29, 2008

The first 2 photos are of the bathroom on the 1st floor. As you can see, it has retro yellow-beige tile, but it is in pretty good condition. The vanity is a cheap piece of crap, but it can be replaced with something that fits the room better and is a little wider.

The second 2 photos are the bedrooms on the 1st floor. They are a good size, with decent (relatively speaking) closets. They would work to live in while the upstairs is being renovated and then become a guest room and an office or TV room.

My house, upstairs

March 29, 2008

Here is the upstairs. Scott and Jane are standing in the completely unfinished part. Through the door, you can see the ‘3rd bedroom’. The cedar lined closet (2nd photo) is in the unfinished part of the attic. The last photo is the view of the closet from inside the bedroom.

My house, the basement

March 29, 2008

Here is the basement, not very exciting.

First Impressions of my house

March 9, 2008

First impressions of my house.

5336 XXX Ave – This house had a nice foyer, living room and dining room. The fireplace was pretty. The kitchen wasn’t new but it was in good shape and had a cool new floor and new appliances. It did have a pot rack, those things scare me. The 2 bedrooms and the bathroom on the ground floor were fine, nothing exciting. Upstairs was unfinished, but was big enough that it could be made into a nice master suite. The basement was unfinished, but it was laid out so that it could be finished at some point. There was a one car tuck-under garage and a small yard. I wish it had a better opening between the back of the house and the yard, but I really like the location. Comparing it to the house on Knox, the living room was larger, this kitchen hadn’t been redone and the upstairs needs major assistance. If I could get this place for $275-300K and finish the upstairs and possibly the kitchen, it would be worth $385K (assuming the Knox house is priced right).