Thursday, May 26, 2011

House Inspection

Hubby and I found a house...and after a very small amount of haggling.....the sellers accepted our offer.   The house has everything I've been looking for....... Lots of room.   Three bedrooms, double living room, kitchen, mud porch, and basement.   It's a 1913 Colonial, set on a side street, within a minute's walk to Main St.......and best of all...right in our own home town!

The second thing I wanted was a yard......and here it is:

Plenty of room for family BBQ's.....and a couple of really nice shade trees with branches to hang a swing on for the grandkids.

There are lots of pluses and minuses on the place:

Pluses include a fairly new furnace, new tilt-out windows, brand new water heater, a decent roof, aluminum siding and a very solid structure.

The minus is that the whole place needs to be updated.   The kitchen has very old wood cabinets, a scuffed up floor with a soft spot and a hole in the linoleum right in front of the dishwasher.   The bathroom tub tile needs to be re-grouted, the sink is loose and the floor is from the 70's.   Most of the rooms need new ceilings, and all the rooms need new paint/paper and floors need to be re-done.

But Hubby and I don't care.  We both feel like re-doing the house will make it our own.  We know it's going to be a lot of work, we know it's going to be expensive and we know we won't be able to do it all at once.   We are looking forward to chipping away at it and taking pride in each renovation.  

Now we have to wait.   For the inspector to deliver his report to the bank.  For the bank to approve our mortgage application.  And we have to cross our fingers and hope and pray that nothing happens to undo the deal. 

If all goes well......we sign papers on the sale of the condo AND the purchase of the house on June 24.


Joan J said...

Oh, Karen, it's GORGEOUS! I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything goes right on this one. It looks like you got to take advantage of house prices dropping, because I'm shocked - I know how much you wanted to spend and a house in town, for that price? Even a bit over is amazing! Keep me posted!

Hopeful Mother said...

Congratulations! That's so great, my fingers are crossed for you!