Early in the new year we started into the availability of houses in Belleville and Prince Edward County. We have always resisted the idea of living in the city, however, our time in Trinidad has found us living the suburbs in an apartment! We like the idea of living rural, but we've realized that there is much more to taking care of a home in the country.
The MLS website is very helpful and we watched some desirable properties came and went. In the middle of March, we found what looked like a good house and contacted our agent. She, took a look for us, and gave us a very wise "slow down".
I booked a trip for the Easter weekend to come to visit Abby and to have a look at some houses. After dinner with Abby and her new boyfriend I arrived at the Furmidge residence on Friday evening. Before I left, we'd researched online and had interest in 7 homes in and around Belleville. Rob and I toured with the agent for a good part of Saturday.
We saw old, new, big, small, finished, fix-'er-uppers (we scared off some potential buyers at one house when we measured a ceiling beam to see if it was warped!) and one that we really liked near Moira.
After a thorough home inspection on Monday, we started the purchasing process, and by noon on Tuesday, we had a deal. We are moving into 29 Munro Avenue on July 10th. It's a nice 2 bedroom bungalow with a finished basement.
Click here to have a look.
Special thanks to Rob and our agents, Colleen and Marc who helped make this happen. And to the Furmidge and Palmer/McCarrell families who hosted me!