The Condo Hunt – Pt 1
So I’ve hit that point in my life where I want to own a lil piece of land. For most people that means a house but in the city of Toronto, unless you have a double income or a really great single income, it means finding 500-600 square feet to call your own. And I want mine.
I’ve been looking for condos on MLS for months now, falling in and out of love many times. After taking a hard look at my budget I came to realize that I’m sitting on that cusp – do I keep renting and save up for a bigger down-payment which could take years? Or do I bite the bullet and sign my life away and start small but mighty? I’ve decided on the latter.
I’ve gone through the usual steps – budgeting, pre-approval – but today is one of the most important. Today I get my feet went and go see some places with my wonderful real estate agent.
And what I’m afraid of is that I’ll be house-poor for awhile so it’ll look a little like this:
Don’t get me wrong – I’m ready to par down a little and tighten my belt so I can have a warm and inviting place to welcome friends into. I’m not ashamed of my little bachelor – in fact I think I’ve done some great things in spite of my limited resources – but I’m ready to update my mish-mash of furniture and get things that match. I’m ready to have a spare bed that people can sleep in that is separated from my own bed by a wall versus 4 good inches of air. (Yup it’s that tight…look at the above pic again. That’s my futon. The spare bed goes between the desk and my futon and the coffee table goes on the balcony haha).
Being grown up is scary. And I wonder – how do I know if this is the right decision?
Tell me – how did you come to know a big decision you made like this is right?
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