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Mar. 20th, 2006 05:50 pm
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The house doesn't have any dangerous Radon levels so that's good :)

Only thing left to check is the sewer lines. Need to call someone about that tomorrow.

For your amusement...the biggest, heaviest, funniest hat I've made

Pictures )
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I just joined it. It's not too expensive ($5/month) and it seems pretty cool so far. There are a lot of reviews of places so it definitely does make you more comfortable just calling.

In the meantime...I need to go to home depot to get some GFIC outlets and outlet covers. My project for tomorrow morning is to install them under the sink in the kitchen and by the bar downstairs.

Oh, from the inspection today, I learned the staircase is walnut, and the floors are Fir. Good stuff to know :) Most of the stuff that needs done on the house is in 3 categories. Lots of exterior trim needs replaced. Something funky is going on with the plumbing and there's no cold water upstairs in the sink or toilet (need that one fixed ASAP), and a bunch of light fixtures and power receptacles don't work.

We also discovered for sure that the place used to be cut up into apartments. From the looks of the old gas meter setup, it was 4 apartments, but it's hard to be sure all the meter stubs were used.

Craziness

Mar. 14th, 2006 09:46 am
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The other person who wanted the house just IM'd me and tried to buy me out of my contract (Hi there if you're reading).
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So there's a guy who might buy my house tomorrow. He's bringing an inspector even.

If that (or another buyer) doesn't work out right away, I have a backup plan. I'm meeting with Sean from Monster Mortgage. He thinks we can work it out so I can carry both mortgages at once. I'll need 5% of the new place's price, and I think I can get that from a combination of my savings and begging family members. I could also (last resort) withdraw from my 401k. It would suck to do that, but it's a possibility.

The loan thing would only happen if I can't sell in the next month or so. That's not too bad odds, really. I do think there will be a buyer soon :)

Sad

Mar. 12th, 2006 06:46 pm
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Someone else just put a contract on the house we wanted.

I don't know if I can confirm in the next 48 hours.

We may lose it.

Going off to cry now.

Thanks..

Feb. 21st, 2006 11:50 am
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For all the good luck wishes regarding the house. It is the house on Michigan for those who can't keep up :)

And I heard back last night on my offer. They countered at 190 (2k above my offer). I accepted verbally and am waiting on a fax to sign to make it official. My house will be on the market by the weekend.

Yay.

An Offer

Feb. 20th, 2006 05:05 pm
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I just made an offer on the house. It's been on the market for a year, and from what Jan says, the seller's realtor was glad to have an offer, even if it's contingent. I'm not surprised, after a year on the market. Oh, we also found documentation saying that it was originally listed at 249,500. Wow.

Oh, also, I found out about why she's selling. She stated it in pretty clear terms on the seller's disclosure: "Property purchased by seller in 2003 with intent of completing rehab with intended spouse. Plans changed."

Poor lady.

Now...to sell my house...FAST! I just cleaned the bathroom and the purple room (might need to dust the piano though). The office is mostly clean though filled with crap. My room won't take long if I just get in there and put away all the laundry. The kitchen floor needs vacuumed and scrubbed. The living room needs vacuumed. The basement needs vacuumed and windexed. I think that should be it, other than carting a bunch of stuff off to Brent's place to store. Our goal is to have it listed within a week if they accept my offer.

Also got a whole stack of comparables from the 'hood. Might be tricky to get a full 20% down payment of profit from the sale of my house, but it shouldn't be too far off at least.

update...

Feb. 18th, 2006 05:41 pm
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They just dropped the price by around 30k. It's a sign.
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Also known formally as the Reis-Timberlake house. I've always wanted a house with a name.

Here's the tour. I think I'm going to make an offer on it.

Lots and lots of fairly large pictures in here )

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