Bye-bye fixer upper! You were many things to us over the past 18 months, and now our time together is over.
MT and I signed the paperwork today to sell the fixer upper. We have been smiling all day long. The renovation of that house was by far the biggest project that MT has ever done and he did the vast majority of the work himself. Yes, he had some help here and there from T and his friends, especially in the beginning when the demo was going on. He had a plumber come over to take care of the AC and the new heater and duct work. His brother Kelly came down a couple of times to help with whatever MT was working on at the time. For the most part, though, MT was working over there alone.
He did an amazing job. We went over there yesterday to make sure everything was still clean and good and to pick up some extra siding that MT had left there. As we walked through every room, I kept thinking back to what it looked like the day we bought it. I remember I was totally irritated at MT for buying such a run-down, pile-of-crap house. It was truly awful. When I looked at it yesterday, though, I had renewed respect and admiration for MT's workmanship and his vision. It is a beautiful home and I hope the new owners are happy there.
The best part is the nice check we will be receiving tomorrow after the sale is funded!
Of course MT wants to buy another property. Actually, he wants to buy two properties. He wants to sell this house that we are living in and find a house with a nice yard. The house can be the "worst house in the best neighborhood" because MT has a boat-load of confidence in his abilities (I agree). We'll see what happens. The other house that he would buy would be a rental. I don't think MT is really anxious to get into only flipping houses. It's a lot of work. I think he likes having rental properties though.
The three of us went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse to celebrate the sale. It was pretty great having dinner with both MT and T. We were going to drink some champagne, but we are full, so I think we'll save the champagne for Saturday.
Something to look forward to ;)