I'm boarding a plane Monday morning to go to Italy, but I didn't let that stop me from doing a little shopping before I left town: last night, I bought a condo.
I made the offer Wednesday night and got word by lunchtime Thursday that it had been accepted. My first offer on this unit (not including the debacle of my first ever offer to buy a property anywhere). The price is good. The location is good. The potential is high.
There are some issues with the place, but it will give me a chance to gain some experience fixing up an old place: refinishing hardwood floors and old cast-iron bathtubs, making old doors with bad hinges work again, that sort of thing. Also painting. There will be much painting. Lucky for you, I will probably share some of those experiences here in this blog.
But those things are down the line a bit. For now, I can finally shift my focus to my upcoming Italian adventure. I'll blog more about that later, but for now I'll leave you with some more pictures after the jump.