Michael and I joined my mom and dad in looking at the property. Sure enough, it was located about six miles from my home in a gated community on a golf course. There is a three story club house with a restaurant, bar, ball room, library, billiards room and more. There are several heated pools throughout the complex as well. It even has it’s own post office.
The home itself is modest, but very cozy. The seller, Marilyn, is moving to Florida and she was leaving the house furnished, so my parents won’t have to spend too much money to move in. The master bedroom has a walk in closet and there are plantation shutters in the windows. It even has a screened in patio in back.
Personally, I fell right in love with the place. Michael did, too. It has very high ceilings that make the home seem larger and more grand than it really is. I know that my parents will make improvements but I can already envision them living here. I can tell my mother is thinking the same thing.
My mom just looked around the place as if she were thinking how perfect it is. It’s small enough for her to maintain and it’s also close enough to my house so that she can zip over to see me any time she wants. Or, I can zip over to see her for that matter.
Oh, yeah. I can tell she wants it.
Marilyn, the seller, was there as we were viewing the home. She said that she had an investor from California who was interested in buying the home, but she indicated that she would rather sell it to us.
This evening, my parents made an offer and it was accepted. The close of escrow is in one month!