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Mmmm home ownership

I love being a home owner even with the woes that some damages can bring. But with that being said in the long run I have a place to live I can call my own. So the claims adjuster showed up bright and early and took photos of the damage. Gave me a list of everything that needed to be replaced and that included the entire ceiling in my bedroom, the carpet and the soffit outside which is good as that is what I wanted changed. He mentioned painting and a few other things. Now to wait 3 weeks to hear back from them and see what sort of numbers I am looking for my insurance check. This is the first time I have filed any sort of claim so this is all new to me but it seems to be going smoothly and at least insurance is covering the damage which is fantastic.

I am holding out on putting the new floors until the check rolls in to do the repairs and go from there. Lots to do to my house but I need to be careful with money until I figure out what sort of money is going to run me to fix my ceiling. With that being said I went across the street as the neighbors were getting their house painted. I got a quote on mine, as that is another project I need to start thinking about early next year.I can't add 2 major projects this year. So lots of moving money aside so I can get the fixes and changes I want for the house. House color I will figure out closer to the date of painting.

So much to think about, budget and do. But all in all I love being a home owner and would not want it any other way :).


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Jul. 2nd, 2012 04:24 pm (UTC)
yes, it is true that you are responsible for all damages and upkeep. But after 25 years, all the money you spent results in you owning your own home. You have something to show for the money spent. Renting, you just give someone else the money to pay for the home, and then they own it when everything is done with and you get nothing for your expenditures.
Jul. 2nd, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Hey, it's all part and parcel of growing up and having the American Dream :D I can't wait until the day I can afford a home, too. I love my landlord but I'm getting tired of renting.
Jul. 3rd, 2012 02:02 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, I would NEVER want to rent again
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