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Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:12 pm

After 2 years of searching/putting it off/not being ready/scared, I've finally done it. It's not the first place I've lived, but my first one to own. I was very close to buying a home in 2005, but the age of it, (1930's) scared me. Anyway, It is a highrise condo and I'm so excited. It's hard to find highrise living in Oklahoma City. My building is Frank Loyd Wright Inspired and was built in 1966. It had been an office building for years, and got very rundown. In 2005 it was developed into condos. The owner of the building purchased it for $800,000 and put approx. $10,000,000 into renovations. It is approximately 1400 sq ft, 2 bed, 2 full bath with large walk-in closets. The floor plan is sort of a mother-in-law plane. I can't wait for the 4th of July to see the fireworks all over the city!

The REALLY AWESOME part is that I can see all the way to the airport! It's great to sit in the comfort of my own living room and see the planes taking off and landing from a distance!

I'll just let the pics speak for the rest. I haven't furnished my bedroom yet, only a bed, but I'm working on it.




















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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:31 pm

Wow... I think it looks great. Always wanted the opportunity to live in a high-rise condo, but I settled into the suburban life a bit too early!  Wink

Congrats... I like it!
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:37 pm

I love the whole layout and design of the apartment. Congratulations on your achivement.

And now for the aviation related question...what airport can you see? Big grin

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:45 pm

Awesome apartment dude!

Somewhat jealous  silly 

I'm in love with the floor to ceiling windows! That's something I'd love to have; an apartment with them  Smile

Liking the bath too. Big baths are the best  Silly

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:57 pm



Quoting A332 (Reply 1):
And now for the aviation related question...what airport can you see? 

OKC....kinda boring, mainly 737's and MD-80's, the daily A319, and RJ's. The highlight is the FX A300 and the UPS 757. But hey, it's something at least.

Tinker AFB has some KC-135's flying around here and AWACS, and I saw a C-17. So we get some interesting military traffic too.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:11 pm

Wow, congratulations! That's really impressive. I've never been one for big-city living, but that view down the hallway is really amazing. Like you're walking on the edge of a rooftop.

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:33 pm



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 5):
Like you're walking on the edge of a rooftop.

It sometimes makes me dizzy, and I swear the building moves a bit, but perhaps it's just me....
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:47 pm

What a great place!!!

Congrats  Smile
 
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:58 pm

Congrats! I'm definitely in the mind space of wanting to own but the fact that I put off university for a few years (and still have another couple of years left) and the ensuing debt that will be owed after, I think I'm about 10 years away from being in any position to be a the owner of my own home.

I've never been the biggest fan of hi-rises. But I'm slowly warming to them. The place looks great!  thumbsup 

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:05 pm

Congratulations! Your place looks lovely!
Funnily enough, high rise condos in Oakland (where I live) have become very affordable, so my partner and I were discussing the possibility of buying one last night. We both agreed that we'd prefer a townhouse or duplex arrangement, though.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:06 pm



Quoting Ual747 (Reply 6):
It sometimes makes me dizzy

Just wait until you walk down the hallway during/after post-purchase celebrations...  Wink

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:21 pm

Nicely done!!

You have good taste. I recently moved into an apartment condo as well on May 27th. The guy who owned it before me renovated it completely including new appliances after he had moved out it. New hardwood, counters, cabinets, plumbing, the works. It's also my first buy. I'm glad I waited till now because of the 10% price decline in Calgary. I'm not in a high rise (3rd floor) but my building is on the top of a hill overlooking a valley, so my view is decent.

Congrats!! Welcome to the first time owners club Big grin
 
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:41 pm

Wow, it looks great. You found a really nice home!

Congrats
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:02 am

Congrats on your new home!!!!!!

I am familiar with the location of the building but never had much thought of the view, looks good.

You won't have to go far to get a "City Bites" sandwich.

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:37 am

Yay for you! I can't wait to finally get over my wanderlust and settle into my first home. Lovely all around with great views!
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:00 am

Congrats! It looks awesome, roomy and modern. I'm glad you found something that fits you!

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:35 am

I love the kitchen!

Quoting Ual747 (Reply 6):
It sometimes makes me dizzy, and I swear the building moves a bit, but perhaps it's just me....

Take a look at the water in your toilet, if you see it slushing around the building is probably moving a bit.
 
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:58 am

Awesome place! But one downfall... ITS OKLAHOMA. Middle America really scares me. Coming from a hustling and bustling city, I have a hard time understanding how people do it, being out in the middle of nowhere. To each his own!

Congrats man! May it serve you well!

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:11 am



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
Awesome place! But one downfall... ITS OKLAHOMA. Middle America really scares me. Coming from a hustling and bustling city, I have a hard time understanding how people do it, being out in the middle of nowhere. To each his own!

OKC is not exactly, backwoods / middle of nowhere. OKC metro has a population of well over a million. DFW is less than a 3 hour drive, ICT is right around 3 hours away, TUL less than 2 hours. OKC is a great city..... if you don't mind 3.2 beer.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:37 am

Looks great.I like the passage way with the view too.
Congrats.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:03 am



Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
Middle America really scares me. Coming from a hustling and bustling city, I have a hard time understanding how people do it, being out in the middle of nowhere.

Um just because it is geographically in the middle of the country doesn't mean he lives in the middle of nowhere. OKC is a CITY. It is #31 in size out of the 263 cities listed on wikipedia making it larger than ATL and several other big cities.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:20 pm

Congrats on moving into a place of your own; you can't beat the feeling.

Moved into my own place 9 months ago: its on the flight path for Brisbane airport.

I guess a few a.netters are of the similar age and some of us have already moved into our own places and a few of us will move into our own places in the next few years.
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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:35 pm

Really nice choice Ual - rehabbed buildings are one of the best investments you could possibly make as a first-time buyer. I'd have great fun watching thunderstorms come through town at night with those massive floor to ceiling windows. The kitchen is very well-appointed as well. I'm very jealous of all the greenery you can see from seemingly all directions.

Quoting IAirAllie (Reply 20):
OKC is a CITY

Not around these parts it ain't. OKC's population of 500,000 and change makes it just another average suburb or edge city in metro Tokyo, Osaka or Nagoya.  Wink

This is what passes for suburb in this country:

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:56 pm

Nice digs UAL747! As a fellow highrise dweller let me tell you that you will love it!

Here are some 'self gloss' of the place my wife and I call home in Calgary:





...and our view:







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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:25 pm



Quoting C172Akula (Reply 23):
Here are some 'self gloss' of the place my wife and I call home in Calgary:

You're such an Arriva whore Big grin j/k

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RE: Self-Gloss: I Just Moved Into My First Home

Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:26 pm

Highrise dweller here too:
http://www.cosmopolitanhouston.com/
11th floor.
Almost 8 months in renovations to a brand new unit--will never make that many changes again!
They are photographing it next month. I will post pics.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 10):
Just wait until you walk down the hallway during/after post-purchase celebrations...

or the first tornado warning!

No balcony or windows you can open???

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