The *WeCaTon* - West Carrollton (Ohio) H.S. Alumni News (unofficial)
Thursday, December 07, 2006
WNR SPECIAL BULLETIN - 07 DEC 2006 - Bonnie Writes:
---Well, at least it's special to ME. Ha! I'm going to try very hard to get in one more bulletin before I make the big move to Tennessee. I can't guarantee it, but I can guarantee that I'll try. My husband and I are busily packing up our house, in anticipation of a scheduled move for January 10.
Over the weekend, I took a whirlwind trip north to Tennessee, viewed several properties which we both liked, and bought one. So make a note of this, any of you who may be interested. My new address is 305 McTeer Drive, Kingsport, Tennessee 37663. If any of you mail anything to me (postally), after that date, use that address, please. My new home phone number will be area code 423 239-5444. Arrangements for my utilities have proven to be very interesting, but that's another whole story.
Particularly for my fellow alumni in Florida, I'm going to tell you a bit about my new house. I had no idea how "screwed" we are down here, until I began the search for a new home. I must tell you all, quite frankly, I'm very unsure as to whether or not the warm winters are even worth it, now that I've seen what's available in Tennessee.
We paid $152,000 for this property, by the way. It sets on 1.38 acres of wooded, rolling land. It is an all- brick home. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Do we actually NEED all that? Well, no. We just wanted it. We have a fairly roomy home in Florida and a lot of very nice and expensive furnishings, with which we did not wish to part. So we opted for a bigger place. Besides, at these prices, why not? Our nearly 20-year-old grandson is coming with us and probably his best friend, too.
Here are some other features of the home. It has all hardwood floors throughout the main floor (not pergo, the real stuff). The foyer is large enough to be a small bedroom. The kitchen is eat-in, with enough space to add an island (which I will). There is a deck and a covered porch, a 2-car garage with separate doors, a driveway which will accommodate roughly 20 cars, a full-sized formal dining room, a fully-finished ground floor with 2 walk-outs and a second, full kitchen, a laundry area, 3 generous storage areas, a full bathroom, and a pantry. There are two fireplaces, double-pane windows, 22 knotty pine kitchen cabinets, and about 8 closet areas.
Yes, the house is gigantic, actually, coming in at 4354 square feet, altogether. But I'm going to have lots of you who will visit and we want to have plenty of room. I did some comps on this place, as compared to housing prices in Ormond Beach. If we had tried to buy this same home in Ormond Beach, it would have been priced at roughly $594,000!! Yep, I can live with the colder climate, I do believe. By the way, my yearly property tax in Ormond Beach is three times what it is on this property, the homeowners insurance is about 80% lower, and the electric bills come in a whopping 70% lower! Best to all of you and do have a wondrous Christmas season.
---And there you have it! More at 11--- B