I have been doing what I can to get my old house fixed up. I am selling it next year. I understand that most people buy a house that is in perfect shape, but my plan was to fix up the basics around my place and then sell it. I first spoke with a company that does HVAC maintenance in NYC and asked them for an estimate. They came out and looked everything over, gave me a good quote and then started work. I must say that as soon as they were finished, the house felt nice and cool in ever room that I entered.
The other things that I am working around the house won’t be too much of a big deal. I have spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to do a lot of it myself. I will have a painting party when all the work is done. That will allow me to invite all my friends over for some painting help, and then I can spend some time with them as well since I will be moving out of the area. They have already said they are all willing to come over to help me.
I have had this house for about 20 years, and I have not done much to it in the past, but it is now time to move on. I am getting older and want to be closer to my parents. My kids have also been asking if I would be willing to be nearby so that I can see my grandkids and them more. I will really enjoy getting to spend extra time babysitting and getting to know my grandchildren more. So, selling will suit me just fine. I knwo that I will miss some of my closest friends, but with computers and cell phones, it is easy to keep in touch with anyone who you to do that with!