Saturday, March 19, 2011

Englewood, FL

Our latest venture is a vacation home in Florida.  It might seem like a strange time to buy in Florida - there are hundreds of homes and condos either in foreclosure, bank owned, or offered on short sale basis.  However, after 25 years of real estate, the time feels right to us.  Selection is great, prices are below replacement costs, and most property is selling for about half of what it sold for 5 years ago.  So we took a mighty leap of faith and purchased a home in Englewood.

We took my folks with us when we went to close on the house on Monday, March 14.  They had tickets to head back to Alaska from Tallahassee, but that was a puddle jumper flight to Tampa where their real trip started.  So we decided to close a few days early so we could make it easier on them heading home on the long trip back to Alaska.  Here they are just before we got to the sky bridge in Tampa on Thursday:

Sitting by the dock on the bay - having a nice dinner the night before my folks left for Alaska.