Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Place Called Home

As most of you know, my son Matt is a teacher out in Telluride, Colorado. He and a couple of his friends have been renting a run down little two bedroom, one bath house for about three years. The house has always been for sale, and every time the owner thought it was sold, the deal fell through. Well, this time it was looking like it might really happen, but the realtor kept telling the guys that it would probably be a month or two before they would need to get out.

Last weekend, the owner of the house called Matt to let them know that the closing was in two weeks and they would need to be out! TWO WEEKS?? The guys started scrambling to try to find a place for three guys and a dog and couldn't find anything. There was nothing in the paper at all except one that required first and last month plus a deposit. That would have been over $6000 and that was not in their budget.

This is Matt's current house. It is about 1200 square feet, falling apart and sold for 1.7 MILLION dollars. It will be torn down so the people can build a new house on the property.

The guys also really wanted to stay in town if they could. Matt rarely drives his car anywhere. He always walks or rides his bike. The thought of having to drive everywhere was not appealing to him and his "green" heart.

All three of them started looking for places to store their stuff and friend's couches to crash on until they found a place.

Well, lo and behold they found a house through someone Matt knows. It's nicer than the one they are renting now. It has three bedrooms and TWO bathrooms and a loft. There is no lease, no big deposit, in town, closer to the school and they can move in September 1st and it's even cheaper than what they pay now! That is worth a big CHEE HOO for sure.

Matt said it needs a good cleaning, but he is thrilled. He was living in the basement at his current place....and believe me...it was a true basement in every sense of the word! He is so happy to have a bedroom!

Now mom can quit worrying about her little boy.

13 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

Great that everything worked out. I can't even grasp the price of real estate out there. Wish I owned some

Beth Anderson said...

what a relied and things do turn out for the best!

Lori said...

Hey! Things do work out in the end, don't they? The old house is cute from the outside, but I remember your saying it was a dump on the inside. Glad to hear they've worked it out. One more worry to cross off your list. :)

aliceinparis said...

Sounds like good news!!IT was fortunate that they had toget out of the place they were in. Now thy've got something better:)

jen said...

Yay! That worked out well! Good for him.

Oklahoma Granny said...

I've always thought that all things happen for a reason. If they hadn't had to get out in a couple of weeks they probably wouldn't have been looking or found their new place. God always provides.

LeelaBijou said...

That is so good! :)

Angela said...

Don't you just love it when things just work themselves out?

Can't wait to see Matt's new place!

Joyce said...

I'm glad they boys found a new home and a nicer one. Oh I remember those days when I was younger. Enjoy! xoxo

Martha Z said...

That's great! It is hard for the folks doing the work to find a place to live in a resort area. I worked at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area years ago and most empoyees commuted 40 or 50 miles (me) or lived in substandard housing.
To make up for my commute, Hubby walked to work, about 100 yards.

blackmustard said...

That is so awesome - good for him! Sounds like everything worked out for the best :)

Thank you for your comment on my blog - yours is definitely an inspiration in terms of balancing business and personal content!

AMIdesigns said...

wow, that place sold for 1.7 million! so glad your son found somewhere that sounds perfect for them.

Kathy said...

Yes, the price of property in Telluride is unreal. It is a gorgeous place, but very expensive. No matter what is going on in my kid's lives, I have always told them that it will work out...it always does and they seem to be able to get over most of the hurdles that life throws at them, because mom is always right! Thanks for all of the awesome comments everyone.

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