My hubby plus I spent nearly a year touring every condo on the market within our price range.
Our budget was wonderful but not unlimited, plus both of us were looking for a safe plus family-friendly neighborhood within a highly rated school district.
We wanted a big enough shrubbery for our kids to play, off-street parking plus at least multiple home offices plus 2 full baths. While both of us were willing to tackle some renovation projects, both of us hoped to find a condo with an agreeable floor plan. A larger kitchen, plenty of closet space plus a definite master home office were priorities. We finally came across the ideal home for sale. It met all of our criteria. The only issue was the oil furnace. I didn’t love the plan of oil as the fuel source for heating. It required a big plus undoubtedly uncharming tank to take up space in the backyard. It was necessary to schedule fuel delivery plus be vigilant about the amount of fuel remaining while in the winter. We entirely didn’t want to run out of fuel plus be left without heat while in a December blizzard. The temperature in our local area is frequently below chilly plus typically dips into the disadvantage digits. It’s not unfamiliar to rely on the heating plan for multiple to eight months. Although converting the oil heating plan to natural gas was right at the top of our list of home improvements, other concerns instantly took precedence, upon moving in, both of us discovered big complications with the water pipes, septic plan plus water heater. The water plus drainage concerns caused disfigure to the lavatorys that required an investment into up-to-date toilets, sinks, tubs plus fixtures. It took us multiple years to finally consider the heating system. I was surprised by how quick, simple plus affordable the conversion from oil to gas turned out to be. Plus, the up-to-date gas furnace achieves a 98% AFUE rating, significantly trimming our energy costs. This is helping to recover the investment.