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I have news. After a little over a year of looking for a house in Nevada with a view toward moving there when He-man retires we finally found one we liked enough to make an offer on. There was a little counter offer negotiation which we all agreed to, so the offer was accepted. We started Escrow, inspections were done, some minor repairs were needed, negotiation over repairs were made and agreed to, and we closed on September 27th late in the day!
Our house’s backyard overlooks the 13th fairway of a golf course. I’ve read it’s Par 5 and Par 4. I think that depends on which tee you tee off of. This tee is a set up shot for the 14th tee which is supposed to be where the fun really begins on this course. Neither He-Man or I golf, but we’ve enjoyed watching those that come by to play.
The main attraction for us besides the house with its nice layout, features, and location is the view. I really wanted a house with a great view for our retirement home so, as we get old-old; as in the powers at be will have taken away our driver’s licenses and we are less active we will have lovely views of sunrise, sunsets, the night sky, and have a flat street to take a daily walk on. I hope I can still lift my camera to my eye and see through the viewfinder then! This house checked all our boxes. The house is only 3 yrs old, so it didn’t need a lot in repairs, and those it did need aren’t what would be considered major. It’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house and 2,031 sq. ft. It’s a little bit bigger than our house here, but it doesn’t have a separate living room, or 4th bedroom like our current house, so it feels like we’re downsizing.
We gain a walk-in closet in the master bedroom, but I do wish it had a reach-in too just for He-Man. I could easily fill the walk-in with all my clothes! He-Man has his own closet now. I’d like to keep it that way. There’s an in the house laundry room; my laundry stuff is in the garage now, double sinks in the Master bath, loads of cabinet space in the kitchen, and bathrooms, a deep bathtub with whirlpool jets in the Master bath, and a view that I don’t think I’ll tire of. EVER!
I’ve been relying on the Realtor’s images of the house so, haven’t taken any of my own! Now, I’m kickin myself for that. I didn’t even take a picture of the front door. (hangs head in shame) 😦
Naturally, the days we were there to close the loan, and finish up minor repairs the sky was clear, but Friday morning we got some clouds and a pretty Dawn. This is the view from the backyard patio. Actually that’s all it is to the backyard. Just a slab of cement making a patio. It really is all about the view on this side of the street.
The valley is flanked by the Pinenut Mountains on the East, and The Sierra Nevada Range on the West. The Carson River meanders through this valley though you can’t see it from here. I have a few more images from this patio I’ll be sharing.
Our plan is to rent it out for a year or two then make the move over. Getting the house is Step One. We’re undecided if we’ll sell our house here or rent it out for a bit. I guess we’ll decide after we find out if we can handle being Landlords. It’s our first time being one. We hope it’s a positive experience.
When we left the house Friday knowing the Property Mgr is in control now to find a tenant we were very sad. Neither of us wanted to leave and come back to California. That’s what’s new with me. What’s new with you? What have I missed in the week I’ve been out of touch?
I’m a few days behind with reading your blogs, but I’ll catch up!
I hope you all have a lovely week!
Nikon D810| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G| San Disk Digital Film| PS CC 2017
more to come…