Monday, June 13, 2011
Scored on Appliances for Both Homes
Update on retirement home:
The appraisal was done last week. We are still waiting to get a new GFE from our lender.
Our retirement home does not have any appliances. We plan to take both stainless steel appliances from our current home with us; the dishwasher and the fridge. We are also taking the washer and dryer, since both are quite new.
We will get a replacement dishwasher for the rental. The overhead microwave and stove are staying. But the renters will need to bring their own fridge. We haven't decided whether or not to replace the washer and dryer yet.
Hubby heard on the radio that our favorite appliance store, Airport Appliance, was having a HUGE sale this weekend. Even their warehouse showroom was having the sale, so we hopped in the truck and went for a ride. Stainless steel is the color choice of the appliances in our retirement home. We were in search of a stove and overhead microwave. And a white dishwasher for the rental.
We browsed through their selection, and compared prices and blemishes. A salesperson approached us, and I like the fact that they point us in the right direction, provide us with info and let us shop. She told us that if we buy a range, then the microwave is half off. Say what?!
Us: "Half off the already sale price?"
Oh yeah, that caught our attention, so we started to shop.
As mentioned, we were looking for an overhead microwave. The fewer items on the counter, the less clutter I see, and the cleaner it looks to me. We found this nice one. It had a convection function as well. It was on sale for $588, but half off would make it much more affordable. Due to the functions and the price, we settled on the GE brand.
Hubby really likes the look of the smooth top stoves. We found several, but decided to get the GE brand to match the overhead microwave. Sweet! That kitchen is slowly coming together in my mind. It won't cost $45,000 that the previous owners spent on the kitchen that was there, but it will still look pretty darn nice and function just as well.
Since we were there, we decided to browse through their dishwashers since we needed one for the rental. We found a brand new one for $199. It was nice, the price was right, so we added it to our list.
It was now time to check out. The total for all 3 appliances was $1149.96. Which isn't really that bad if you think about it. If we had gone to Home Depot or Lowe's like we had originally planned, it would have cost much much more. And yes, we paid CASH for all 3 items.
The appliances were loaded onto the truck and we headed home. The next day, hubby tested the stove and microwave since they are open box items. They worked just fine. He didn't test the dishwasher since it was new in the box. He just left that one up to faith.
That's a few more items we can mark off of our to-do list. June 27th is our COE (close of escrow), and it's coming in exactly 2 weeks. There's still a lot to do. Each weekend until we move in will be quite busy. Not only will we need to stay in budget with cleaning and fixing up the rental, but with our sanity as well. A break here and there will definitely be required.
We're moving right along.....