The actual purchase July 2019
The actual purchase,
Arriving in Kissimmee, still two days to go, checking in at a hotel because unfortunately you cannot stay in the Villa you are about to buy,
Finding the Villa among many other Villa’s was a thing because we had a “short” list of all the requirements we would like the Vila to have.
We wanted a Pool and Jacuzzi on the South or South/West side because you still want sun over the pooldek during the winter season, not because of the temperature but for the sunlight, and It had to be screened in, with a big Lanai.
We liked it to be a two story Villa, and it had to be fairly new and isolated with double glazed windows.
The size of 4 to 5 Bedrooms was a must and also the double Garage was a big thing to be able to do all the things we wanted with the “Game Garage”,
Last mentioned but one of the most important things on our list was that we wanted it to be with a preserve view, to ensure the potential guests of rest and relaxation and of course the needed privacy.
Finding the Equity office was a challenge on its own, and to be there on time, off course we did take Orlando traffic for granted as always, but sometimes it takes forever to get somewhere especially when you are in a hurry, or at least it seems that way.
Finally we arrived, after being late for five minutes,
Signing was pretty much straight forward, you put your signature down and that’s it.
The administrative things and all the work that comes after that was the stressfull part, because all of the things you have to take care of work so much different than we are used to at home.
So much for signing, off to the many appointments that wait for those who buy.
First we went to the insurance company, because you don’t want your new property damaged before you have insured the property.
You might expect a big firm with a huge entrance, because after
all that’s what insurance company’s do but no, not this one, and we like it this way, it’s better to get a good price with a personal touch than a beautiful office.
After that, a visit to the Bank of Amerika to setup an account and all that comes with it.
We even got our own representative to handle our account and that was much appreciated because the banking world is a different one compared to the banking world in the Netherlands.
That didn’t took too long and before we knew it we were out again with again another step down on the to do list.
Setting up the natural Gas and electricity we did by phone so that was easy enough,
and the only thing we could do from our home country.
Last but not least setting up a Tv and internet account with Spectrum and off course this was on the other side of Orlando.
So finally finished and of to our own Villa on Watersong, but… did we forget something???
Wouldn’t Water be nice to have?
So we had to wait until we could try it ourselves by turning the knob in the Villa and see some running water or… not.
Fortunately the water wasn’t turned off, after trying it the water supply was ok and the thought of having a warm shower after a long day was really rewarding.
And then we realized we were home……