As some of you know last year we were considering buying a condo for our daughter to live in while in school in the city.We looked at a few places but my husband and I were not crazy about taking on new debt ,property taxes and maintenance stuff.
Well we were looking at condos to rent ,secure building etc , I was looking at places I would be willing to live in and at 45 I have adjusted my standards a bit lol. Anyway my husband told me to let our daughter look herself since she will have to live there not us and reluctantly I did that.
In April we went to look at an apartment and my husband told me he will go in to look with our daughter and for me to stay in the car and look for 'weird people ' ha .They took an hour so i had many opportunities to see people passing through ,they came out and they were equally please .Last week we called and they had a unit available for Aug 1 which was 780 sq ft ,we assumed it was a one bedroom because of the size but when we got there it was a bachelor but what a beautiful apartment !The walk in closet has a double bed night stand and dresser lol .It has seperate kitchen with beautiful tile backsplash ,granite counter and nice cupboards with new hardware ,the present tenant did all that work PLUS put in a new floor in the kitchen.It is right on the lake ,street car runs outside and she can be downtown in 15 minutes.
We sat on the balcony and enjoyed the lake view and the sailboats for a minute then we went to do her application.
The guy has a queen bed in the main room and beautiful wood panels for privacy around the bed area ,he is willing to sell them to us for $220 so SOLD ,he has a big fireplace and mantle and leather sofas(two) lots of side tables and a huge dining room set all in this one huge room .The place is unreal and has beautiful hardwood floors too which tenant has installed over the 8 years he has lived there. I was giddy over it and Stephanie was over the moon ,the rent is $825 plus hydro ,phone and internet.The basic cable is included,heat and water and today we got $55 a month bundle package from rogers from the property Manager for home phone , internet and some extra tv channels.
We now have a home for our daughter and a crash pad when we want to go downtown , so excited!