Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sell? Keep? Burn to the Ground?

Well, loyal readers, there is a reason you have not heard from me in quite a while. A 100% life changing opportunity has occurred over spring break and now I find myself moving. To New York.

Yes, the big apple. I need to be there in May, which doesn't give me much time left with the house here in Fargo.

Due to Fargo's current market (crap) I'm pretty sure that I'll hold onto the house and keep renters in it until more favorable conditions surface. I'm also expecting my neighborhood to go up in value in the not too distant future due to some recent and planned development. Basically as much as I would like to just cash out right now, I need to hold until I can get my money back out of the deal!

The reason you ask? I went to New York for spring break and while I was there I dropped off some photos at some modeling agencies. As luck would have it, I signed a 3 year contract with Fusion Model Management, one of the top 10 agencies in New York. Your little Nate up in Fargo will now be a high-fashion editorial and runway model. Didn't see that one coming? Yeah, neither did I.

I'm putting school (and home rehabbing) on hold to take advantage of this amazing opportunity that fell into my lap. My agency wants to get me started in New York as soon as the semester is over and, hopefully, I'll be in position to go to Europe for castings this summer for Paris and Milan's Fashion Weeks.

So, yeah. I need to hurry up and get some work done on the house to make it presentable to renters by May.

How's that for an interesting post?

18 comments:

Muskego Jeff said...

Congratulations on your opportunity! If you can keep renters in it, you may be best off keeping it for a few years to avoid the extra tax hit.

We are in said...

You've got the best house blog EVER, Nate! Never boring or run of the mill, like me.

So tell us, did you include your drywall dust angel photo in your portfolio? Is that the one that sealed the deal? LOL

I'm so surprised and happy for you! I hope you'll have a chance to blog about your modeling experiences.

Wow.... you've got range...

Kathy from NJ said...

Just curious about a few things. Do you have a place to live in NY? What made you look into modeling? I wish you the best, I live 18 miles west of NYC and haven't been there in 10 years. We used to go in once a year or so for a Broadway show.

Nate said...

Yes and no. My agency has an apartment that I can stay at with some of the other models until I get established in the city. Why? I guess I've always been interested in photography and design. I guess this is just an combination. It should be an interesting experience.

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Nate! I have a selfish question... will you be keeping the blog? I think it is a great blog, and (after all) you are responsible for me taking the plunge into the blogging world. You must be so excited!

Ranty said...

Holy crap! This is so exciting!!!

Nate said...

Well, since I'm not selling I'll have to keep the blog. But, since I won't be doing much work on it, don't expect many posts. Maybe I'll have to start a new one?

Sandy said...

Ah, yes... the joys of home ownership. You could keep this one (I check every day so I will see anything new) AND have a new one just for NY (with a link to the new one on this blog?)! LOL -- I act like you won't be having anything to do but blog!

Josh @ Bungalow '23 said...

Amazing news, Nate! Congratulations! Fargo's loss is NY's gain.

Anonymous said...

you are wasting your time

Nate said...

Ha ha! Thanks, Anonymous. You can sit at home with your opinions while I'm living out a dream walking runways in Paris and Milan.

Sandy said...

I will look for your runway pictures in The New York Times!

Erika & Joel said...

Nate - you are amazing!!! Congratulations! Anonymous - you are just jealous. Nathan is going to be a fabulous model! Good luck and have so much fun!

Sandy said...

Happy Easter, Nate!

John said...

Wow! This is incredibly cool, congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Wow! That's so amazing! And you know what the coolest thing is? If next year you want to leave your Christmas tree up until February, instead of being embarrassed, you can just say "Oh. Yeah. I didn't have time to take it down because I was in MILAN..." Congrats!

denise said...

I'm late in joining in, but congratulations and best of luck Nate! Don't forget about all of us punishing ourselves with our various house woes as you're jet-setting around the world! Stay in touch!

derek martin said...

neat.