Monday, May 15, 2017
A Home for Us - Maybe
We sold our old home on 5 acres in Red Bluff, California, where we had lived for the last 19 years, on April 5, 2017. We moved to Vancouver, Washington, on April 10th.
We are proceeding with steps to purchase a home in Vancouver, Washington. On 5/15, this house will be formally inspected. On 5/18, the house will be appraised. On 5/19, the fireplaces and chimneys will be inspected. We hope to be close to a deal on 5/24. Guild Mortgage is handling our VA loan application.
A tentative date for our move in is June 15, 2017. It might be earlier, since the house is currently unoccupied.
This house was built in 1972, has 1,702 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces, and sits on a .3 acre lot in a suburban neighborhood. Lots of grass in the front and back yard, and very large fir/pine trees in the back yard. The front door faces south. Sunny front yard and part of back yard for landscaping, flower, shrubs, and a vegetable garden. The property is on a corner lot on a cul de sac.
This house, on NE 100 Street, is in the general area of Padden Parkway (78th Street) and 94th Avenue. The new house is 7.6 miles from my daughter's home. Our son's home is 7.3 miles away. Fred Meyer Supermarket, Lowe's and numerous other Big Box stores, restaurants, and smaller retail and service stores are just 2.6 miles away. Home Depot and CostCo are 2.5 miles away. Gold's Gym at the Vancouver Mall is 5 miles away. Two public libraries and two bookstores are within 7 miles. The 205 Freeway, at Exit 32, is 1.2 miles west of the home. Curtin Creek is .3 miles to the west. Sunset Elementary School is four blocks south. Some signs and maps list this as the "Sunnyside Neighborhood," or "Five Corners Area" of Northeast Vancouver.
Karen and I could enjoy living here in Vancouver!