we bought a condo in Florida !

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    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12...11227424_zpid/
    the above link to the unit the wife and I now own.are unit includes the garage. not a carport !
    i like to of bought a 2 bedroom unit but none were avail at the time. we didn't want one with someone others left over furniture ~
    the unit below has better veiws of the community that we are now part of. we have all of the same perks.
    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/11...08297955_zpid/
    also wife retiring the first of June - right now were going to keep both homes for a year and see how this works out.
     
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    Very cool! We have friends from our motorcylce group who just bought a place in Florida too. Coincidentally they are also from Michigan... lol. I hope that it brings you lots of fun and good memories, it will definitely be warmer than Michigan. :)
     
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    just got word we are not closing till after June first. due to a 15 day wait on the condo paperwork . the owner told them he will be in to sign off in the next 2 days !
    he missed 2 signatures on the 20 page condo complex part of the sale.
     
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    congratulations, mike! : )
     
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    this will be official are at 2 pm Friday. wireed the final payment and fax the last of the closing papers today. they will be over nighting the Keys and official papers to us Friday afternoon. :)
    plans are to drive down after the 16th and do some painting and decorating .then start furnishing the place .also will be meeting up with some friends while were down there. plan is 2 plus weeks this trip no time frame as wife's retired now and we'll have are pets with us. nice thing is this place will be are's no bank loan to worry about. can't say that about are home here in Michigan still owe like 3 years plus on it.just pay are monthly HOA fee's
     
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    excellent! : )
     
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    Tuesday morning we will be driving are first load of stuff down to the new place. car is packed with painting supply's and some odds and ends we'll need. the bulk of stuff we will be buying when we get there and figure it all out . stuff like beds furniture ,TV / TV's
     
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    How exciting.. good luck with the transition... :)
     
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    turns out the complex Is everything we could of asked for and more. are unit is about 1/2 mile away from the front entry gate. at the inside of the front gate we have seen a herd of deer a number of times . there Is a ton of wild life living in complex . we found out that there is like 1200 homes in the condo complex divided into 6 community's . each one is of building style. also every 2 areas are the same price range. the whole complex is a 55 yr's and over to own and live in there . anyway the unit we got there plenty of yard space around a large and tall shade tree in the back yard. we also have a driveway long enough to park 2 cars one behind the other. about 1/2 the home's like mine the driveway will only take one car and it better not be a older style caddy or you be blocking the sidewalk. the pool & hot tub ,gym , billiards room ,community center & offices. ,spa room's recreation area's are in walking distance of are unit. there is a full coin laundry if need . the tennis court you might want to drive to. all these Are IM guessing look new or under 5 years old from last remodel . right now there repaving the street's and the driveways in my area. were told there's always some upgrading /improvement project. this was by others who live in the community .not by the management of the community . :)
     
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    that sounds wonderful, and you sound very happy, which is as it should be! : )
     

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