We bought a house
Carol and I finally bought our house. It is good sized bungalow a mere 2 blocks and change from the edge of the downtown core. We live in Caswell Hill. Of Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods it is probably the one with the highest average income. Still the average family in this neighbourhood makes fifty thousand dollars less than the one we are moving out of. Even though I sensed a call to live in an inner city neighbourhood I discovered there is almost no other parts of the city we could afford to live in. Housing prices have increased dramatically in the last few years. The owners of the house we bought sold it to us for 20 thousand dollars more than they bought it for. Looking at what houses were selling for I think we got a fair price.
I’m really happy with our purchase. The house has 5 bedrooms in total and two extra rooms to finish off or develop. The attic was once lived in and could be developed as bedroom or a study. The main floor has lots of windows including a heated porch. A great place for blogging even in the winter. I’m very very excited about all the possibilities. I get my own office and a “man cave.” It is going to be great.
I’m also looking forward to the challenges of home ownership and renovations. While I’m somewhat experienced in simple handy man projects I’ve never attempted anything complicated. I love to learn by doing. There are all kinds of things I could tackle with this house. Cosmetic changes, flooring, insulation, and energy efficiency are all on my mind.
I am pumped.