Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Sale is in Process!

But not what you think....LOL....I am the buyer of the other side of my duplex!!! Yep, you heard me right!! I will not be selling my side and moving back to Georgia (not right now anyhow)!  After speaking with my CPA and a few others...right now is not the time for me to be making any major financial decisions as big as moving. ($6k to move my furniture-storage until I get settled-buying something else-etc) so I asked about me buying it and renting it out....that makes more sense as I have lots of equity in my side (the place has been paid off since 2010) and I get a tax break and extra money to pay not only the refinance loan, but the taxes and the insurance for both sides (and the homesteading and freezing of taxes for seniors to boot)! Plus, when I do decide in a couple of years to move....I will have the whole price of the place or rent from both sides! That makes more financial sense for my future. here, but the emotional turmoil has really been a roller coaster ride. The contract is signed and executed (not giving them a chance to change their minds) and the first meeting is Tuesday at noon and all should go off without a hitch (fingers crossed here) and closing in 30 days! Say a prayer that all goes well.  I am busy this weekend pulling together a long list of things I need for the meeting.  Most all I have together, but for the life of me....I cannot find my SS card. I have looked everywhere it could, gotta get off here and look some more or again...LOL!
Hope all of you have a fantastic weekend and make lots and lots and lots of memories to share. I am glad it is to be such a HOT one so I will stay inside and get this done, plus the races are at Bristol tonight and the preseason Cowboy game is will be taped to watch later! ROFL!!  Oh well, I did sneak in a couple of scraps that I put on FB (not been able to be on my computer very much with all these meetings and papers to fill out)!  Chat more with y'all next time! Hugs, Mat
This was for mama's birthday that was on the 18th! The page is one from Arlene using With A Russian Dutch Heart kit.  Both ladies do awesome work.
This was for Throwback Thursday. It's from my trip to Hawaii in 1999, my friend Sandi was there at the same time, we met on the beach, had a blast! My friend Mary went over with me. This was taken at the Hale Koa hotel. The page and cluster is also by Arlene, but from her own BabyBear site,
This QP by Janet from PixelScrappers and Alpha from C4M Monograms holds a scan of a Polaroid snapshot of my mother's first trip to Texas in 1970. Her niece Nancy made the trip with her along with my brother Pepper and sister Penny. We did a day trip to Mexico for mama to buy a leather purse. We all laughed until we hurt on that trip, so I used this for Flashback Friday on Facebook yesterday!
Thanks to all the designers that so generously supply us with their gorgeous freebies!! :)

 Page border and a page overlay in 300 dpi png format I created.
Both of these are freebies I offer at Miriam's Scraps if you are interested in them! Click on her name and it with take you there!


  1. Hi Matt,

    What a wonderful idea to buy the other half of the house and then rent it to people! I think it is a wise decision for the moment. Crossing fingers that all goes well with the signing of the papers.
    I can imagine it is a hectic time now for you, to get everything prepared and such, but soon you can lean back and be happy about your house!
    Lots of hugs

  2. Bom dia, minha querida amiga Mati!
    Espero que tudo que você está fazendo se concretize e o contrato da casa se realize logo, que seu empreendimento dê certo e você fique feliz!
    Querida amiga, um domingo maravilhoso para você e todos os seus familiares!
    Grande abraço, Neli.

  3. translated by Google...
    Good morning, my dear friend Mati!
    I hope all you are doing to materialize and the contract is carried out of the house soon, that your venture goes well and you stay happy!
    Dear friend, a wonderful Sunday for you and all your family!
    Big hug, Neli.

  4. Congratulations on buying the other half of your house. May you get wonderful tenants. I think this is a good move on your part. What is this about "freezing taxes for elderly"? I haven't heard of this. Hmmm, will have to look this one up. You have a wonderful stressless day. Hugs, Edna B.

  5. Querida amiga Mati, bom dia!
    Parabéns por sua compra e por tudo estar muito bem e favorável as suas realizações!
    Vim aqui para dizer que estou viajando hoje para o sul do País e ficarei 10 dias por lá, na casa da minha filha.
    Desejo a você muito sucesso nos seus empreendimentos e um dia maravilhoso!
    Abraços, Neli.

  6. Translated by Google:...

    Mati dear friend, good day!
    Congratulations on your purchase and everything is well and favorably their achievements!
    I came here to say that I'm traveling today to the south of the country and stay there for 10 days, at my daughter's house.
    I wish you every success in your endeavors and a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Neli.