Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hot market, cold feet

We put an offer down on a commercial property and are currently under contract. Sometimes it felt as if I was at a bidding war, and reminded me of a time, not too long ago, when all common sense was lost in the real estate market. I was apprehensive at times, and rightfully so. Through it all we did find a delightful 1920's craftsman bungalow with an adjoining apartment complex. An added bonus for us is that the units are about 110 feet from the beautiful tortoise waters of Florida's coast. Something my wife and kids are certain to enjoy is the massive oak tree in the front yard which the current owners have affectionately named the avatar tree. For those looking at buying a home or business it is okay to be cautious. It's okay to appear to have cold feet in a hot market. Go at your own speed and have fun.
   Tomorrow, I am going to fly back to Nicaragua to be with my family as the current owners need more time to pack up their memories. I really miss my wife and kids and have gained an enormous appreciation for those who have to be separated from their loved ones for extended periods of time.

The bungalow was originally purchased from a Sears and Roebuck catalog back in 1924.

The charm of a yesteryear bungalow.


  1. NPR recently did a segment about the houses Sears sold via catalog. It was fascinating to me. Congrats on the purchase! Maybe we can coordinate a visit during one of y'alls trips to Florida!