Tomorrow the final chapter of my life in Florida comes to a close.
Good Lord willing, I am scheduled to close on the sale of my condo there. I hope the new owners will be as happy in that little space as I was.
The Florida condo was my first major purchase, the biggest by far at the time I bought it about 15 years ago.
Two bedrooms, two baths, set on the fourth floor of a four-story building. The condo is in a complex of 20 matching buildings with 24 units in each building.
I paid $54,000 for the unit. I used an inheritance my grand-father left me for the $5,000 down-payment.
During the years I was in the condo I enjoyed it very much. I got my first taste of political life there when I ran for the Board of Directors and was elected six years in a row.
When I decided to buy my home in Lake Park, I kept the condo as a rental, those were interesting days to say the least.
A year before I moved back to Georgia, I renovated the condo and moved back in. When I moved back to Georgia, I rented it out again.
For the last two years I’ve had another renter in the space.
I recently decided I just wanted the condo off my books. I put it up for sale and the tenant moved out.
I had an offer, we agreed on price and the purchaser couldn’t get funding.
Second offer came through and eventually fell through, it was below asking price but I accepted because I was starting to get nervous about the sale.
Last week I got a full ask offer, all cash closing in ten days. JACKPOT, I took it.
Yesterday I signed the contract and sent it in….. LORD PLEASE LET THIS BE FINAL!
So todmorrow ends a portion of my life that served me well and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams. A piece of my heart will always be in Florida, but for me home is where I am today.