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Inspection went well!

August 31st, 2011 at 06:14 am

So, we had the contractor come out and do an inspection of our short sale house. We were cautiously optimistic as the house is 30 years old. We knew that it needed a new roof like yesterday but other than that, we thought it looked alright from our naive viewpoint. Since the house has been vacant for over 5 years, we wanted to make sure the structure and major systems were okay instead of the minor stuff that inspectors look at so we hired a contractor to come out to investigate rather than a typical home inspector.

He came yesterday and the news was great! He said that we definitely need a new roof but other than that he said the house was built very well. He said even the sub-flooring was built in a way that was top notch and not just with regular particle board stuff. We went through a small punch list of items to address but other than that, the contractor said that we were getting a solid house that just needed cosmetic updating. Whew!! This is what I wanted to hear. Smile

So, now I am heading to the bank today to finalize our mortgage process. Looks like we are moving full steam ahead!

I've shared some pictures before but here are a couple more to tease you with:

Nice gas fireplace


French doors to the office


Some of the backyard (that stuff in the bottom right corner is a ton of MINT growing!)

4 Responses to “Inspection went well!”

  1. Amy Sikes Says:

    So Happy for you! Glad the inspection came out okay.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great news!!

  3. laura Says:


    Love the backyard!!

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    What a lovely house! I hope everything goes well.

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