my first home

(written in 2000)

 After months of searching, in mid-October I put down an offer on a townhouse which was accepted by the seller.  The house is currently in escrow, and I will be moving in sometime in late November or early December.

The criteria for the house included being centrally located to freeways and being in Campbell, and this one meets both criteria.  The townhouse is  located near the intersection of Latimer Drive and Central Avenue.  It is eighteen years old, has 1376 square feet, and is one of nine units in the complex.

The upstairs has two master suites, both with a full bath, and the downstairs has a half-bath, family room, kitchen with breakfast bar and dining "L", laundry area, a fireplace, and garage.  There are nine closets - plenty of room for all our stuff!  The house is fully carpeted, except for the kitchen and bathrooms, which have tile floors.  All of the appliances are brand new, including the trash compactor - something I've never had before.  The back patio is about 150 square feet, and fully enclosed and private.  While the garage is only large enough for one car, there is plenty of parking within the complex, and ample street parking just yards away.  The library is a five minute walk from the house, as is downtown Campbell.

After moving in, I'll repaint some walls and replace some of the carpet, along with a few other minor repairs.  The house is already wired for a DSL line, which I plan to get soon after moving in.

Several people gave a lot of assistance in buying this house, and I am happy to recommend them to others:  Don Gaskin, of Century 21 SCVA in Campbell, was our realtor; and Kate Frias and Ed Kolb of Willow Street Morgage were our loan brokers.


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