I just bought a house. Buying a house is a lengthy process but my closing date was today, which means it’s legally mine and I have the keys.

Houses

I bought 3522-3524 rue Coloniale, which is the house on the right.  It’s the same construction as the houses on the left but it needs a lot more love and attention.  It’s what’s called “fixer upper”, which is what I was looking for.  I don’t want to pay for someone else’s renovations and taste.  I want to renovate a place the way I want :)

It’s a 3 story duplex with a fully finished basement, so there are actually 2 units with 2 full floors of 600 square feet each.  There’s also a 700 square foot backyard!  Those of you who live in other places may not think this is much, but I assure you it’s huge for Le Plateau Mont-Royal (my favourite neighbourhood in my favourite city).  I’m not sure when I’ll be moving in – both floors are currently rented – but hopefully soon!

And of course I have so many projects.  I need to do some fairly boring things immediately, like change one of the water heaters, and I’m having the roof replaced in the next few days.  Next spring I hope to build a shed for Bicycle Storage and Large Projects, both things that have been lacking in my life of late.  Then, next time I get bored of the computer industry, I’ll take over the whole building and renovate ALL THE THINGS.  I plan on taking “eccentric homeowner” to the next level.  Just to warn you…

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