This morning I went looking at some condos for sale in Garden Grove. There were 2 complexes, one of which I really liked. It’s off of Chapman and Harbor Blvd, and called Chapman Commons. There condos are really nice, with all the upgrades. There’s underground parking, a pool and jacuzzi, and a work out/fitness room. I really need that because I don’t go to the gym, but I think I would exercise more if it was right there. There’s only 1 unit left, and I didn’t really like the location of that unit, so I think I might look to see what other units are for sale, and maybe check out one of those.
I’m not really ready to move. I bought my current condo about 2 years ago, Sept. 2006, and I really like it. It’s just not the place I want to live in forever. I have a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in a condo conversion complex. There’s all the upgrades like new appliances, tile and carpet, granite counter tops and new cabinets. Basically everything is new except the actual building structure.
I have a nice view of the pool and there are lots of trees around the complex. I love that about this place. That’s the only thing I don’t like about the condos I saw today. There’s not much in terms of nature surrounding the building. There aren’t many trees, and it’s located on a major street. I really like hearing the birds sing, and seeing the trees sway in the wind. It’s quite relaxing.
Here’s what I have versus what I would like to have in my next condo/townhouse:
Carport —– Private garage or subterranean parking
No Balcony —– Balcony or patio
No washer dryer hook ups —– Washer & dryer hook ups inside unit
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom —— 2 bedroom, 1 or 2 bathrooms, or 1 bedroom with a den & 1 or 2 bath
Nice view of the pool —— Better view of a park or the ocean
When I buy my next place, I definitely have to have #’s 1-3, a garage, balcony/patio, and a washer dryer. Otherwise I figure there’s no point in moving. I like where I’m at right now, but I’m hoping to upgrade in the future. I know someday I’ll have just the right place that I won’t want to move any more.