Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Homeowner: check.

- Go back to Disney world.
- Get post graduate degree.
- Become propertied by 26.
- ... etc.

Well this is one life goal I am glad to cross off the list and I have now replaced it with the goal of shaving 17 years off my mortgage term to finish paying back my loan in 8 years. This of course is under the assumption that all things remain equal, yes I aim high.

It has been one week since I got the possession papers and keys and the only thing I have done so far is given my old landlord notice. Of course she asked why I was leaving(I am a great tenant) and I had to remind her that 3 years ago when negotiating my lease with her I made sure to assert that this will be the last place I was going to rent(I hate moving) and the next time I move it will be because I bought somewhere. good memories.. lets just hope that when my end date comes she gives me back my full security deposit and not try to nitpick like my last penny pincher landlord who kept a portion because she wanted to pay her way through medical school.

The place is fairly new, about 2 years old and mostly move in ready. I need to get the electricity turned up and security grills installed(a must given Jamaica's current crime situation). I bought a new deadbolt lock for my front door today and I'll probably drop by there early tomorrow morning before work to attempt to install it myself, how hard can it be?

Did I mention that it is less than a 2 minute drive away from one of my office locations?! Being so retardedly close to work I'll probably end up working from home and not going to the office most days.. lol lets see.


Tami says: said...

Congrats Adrian! Make sure you set up little Tyler's room properly. Owning your own home before age 30 is something to be proud of. Not many persons can have that. Give yourself a pat on the shoulders. Now i look up to you, daddy and owner in a year. Progressive.

Rockaway Girl said...

Congratulations! Quite an achievement and you should be very proud of yourself!really happy for you as that is my goal too... make sure you have a great housewarming so your friends can get you wonderful housewarming gifts :)

Jamaipanese said...


This is also a goal of mine, very inspiring!

alex said...

Ditto on the house warming. I didn't have one when I bought my place and I know realise that was a big mistake.

marangand said...

Congrats...now some pics please :)

Stunner said...

Let me join in and say congratulations too! This is one of the moves you won't regret, literally! Now yuh need to plan the house warming and invite di whole a wi over!

Cool Destiny said...

Congrats Adrian! I have a lot of catching up to do! The last time I was here, this was just being considered.

Working close to home is a joy! My company is putting up a new building 1 minute drive from where I live ... I can work from home too so I'm still toying with the idea of putting in a transfer request! :-)

Proud of you! It is a great feeling.

mad bull said...

Congrats, Adrian! :^)

GC (God's Child) said...

Nice work dude
Now can we see what else was on your list?
Just curious

owen said...

so lets talk figures. how long it took? from start looking property to until now. How much down? how much extra fees and things?

Irie Diva said...

hey thats great! congrats :D