The other day I got a message from a friend that asked “Why are you Renting, When your dream is to Buy a House?”
Isn’t it better to Buy than to Rent a home?
Yes, it is.
For now I am taking the steps to put myself in the right energy.
It might just be my excuse/story. But here it is.
About 3 1/2 years ago I moved back in with my mom. Really had no direction of what I was doing in my career. But I kept moving forward.
About 3 weeks ago I was driving by these condos I used to live 7 years ago as I reflected on that time I saw a sign that said for rent. It was for a 2 bedroom and it was $1200 in the same complex. It was higher than what I wanted to spend.
Just making that call made me feel good that the owner may be willing to go lower if she didn’t find anything. But honestly the area is a great location and I am sure she could get that type of rent from the right person.
This is where It is important to share your goals with people. I was visiting my mom and shared with her about the old place I was driving by and guess what it reminded her that her ex boss happens to have a 1 bedroom available in that same area. The current tenant just moved out. Perfect timing for me to move in. She created terms exactly what I was looking for without me even having to ask her.
Everything from, location and price came out right.
I wanted to find something, under a thousand dollars. In the area I was looking at the market rent is about a $1000 -$1300 a month or more in some areas.
I really wanted a 2 bedroom so that my son to have his own room but I didn’t want to over extend my budget. Plus I also had been interested in a movement called Minimalism, living on less is more. So while I was at an event called Tedx Bellevue I was introduced to a Tedtalk by Graham Hill, Less Stuff More Happiness. Must watch it.
It reminded me I don’t need that much space. One of my other goals is to travel the world and when I do travel and stay in hotels it is really just one room and a desk and closet and maybe a TV with drawers. In some places maybe even less just a bed and a big window to watch the sun setting over the waves.
Really all I need or want is the internet, a laptop and the ones I love.
I also wanted the location to be close to my son’s school. He is in the 6th grade and he really didn’t want to move away from friends. We have moved about 20 times, just kidding maybe not that many but a lot that I can’t remember the exact number. He didn’t used to mind the moving before because he was little but now its “Middle School” and at this age if you have kids at about this age you know its all about the friends.
Lastly I wanted to live in a smoke free environment. My step dad smokes so it was killing me every day to be there. I literally have been doing all I can to spend as little time there and got focused on getting this new place. With my son having small case of asthma and allergies it was not a great place to be.
Your environment is so important, Physically and Mentally. Don’t you agree?
I learned was as my priorities get clear and when I am clear on what I want the rest makes it self appear.
I am a work in progress. The point is even though I don’t have everything I want YET. I know that just shifting my energy here and aligning myself to feel like I already Do HAVE IT ALL.
In the future there will be lots of other homes I will manifest. This one happens to just be in someone else’s name for now.
I am still working on my credit and working on ways to increase my income. Which I am going to be sharing on future posts.
I also have many resources and are open to creative options. One of the ways I create more income is being the connector I am. So, If you know of anyone who wants to sell, buy or invest in the Greater Seattle area, let me know.
Contact me if you know anyone who is moving to Seattle or Wanting to Sell their home Quick for CASH.