I sifted through countless rental listings to no avail.
But last week I visited several condos for sale instead. I found one I really liked and, well, I bought it!
While the buying process has several more weeks--and steps to go, the initial contracts were signed over the weekend.
If the loan comes through, I should be good to go.
It's a one-bedroom in the same neighborhood I'm in now. Fully renovated with hardwood floors and the loveliest views of the lake.
The best part is the monthly mortgage payment (including taxes and fees) comes close to what I'm paying now each month in rent for my current studio.
It's all so sudden and scary and exciting at the same time.
I love how my landlord refusing to clean the radiators led to me finding something much better. I went from being frustrated and angry at the situation, then fearful, to now feeling empowered and free.
By the end of next month I'll be a property owner. Me! How cool is that!!
The lyrics to this classic TV show are exactly how I feel right now.
Perhaps this is so significant because buying a condo on a whim is so unlike me. Normally I take very safe, calculated risks...if at all. Maybe it was like me all along, I just never knew it until now.
How fitting to share this news on our nation's day of independence.
Happy 4th of July, everyone!! Here's to freedom!