So today is the day we should have been closing on the house. The city/county requires a truth in lending housing inspection to be done (before the house is listed) and they didn't even get that done until the end of april (we put in our offer on 3/19). There is a ton of work that they need to do to the house before they can sell it- windows, outlets, fire alarms, fuse box, move exhaust for dryer- and as of last Saturday they were just getting bids from people to get this done (it's bank owned so they aren't going to do it themselves). So now we are looking at some time in June to close.
Last Saturday we also had the chance to go through it again, and there is a lot more "little" things that need to be fixed that we hadn't noticed before. But we are still very excited to get this house and can't wait to get started on it!
Remember how I said it doesn't have central air? Well we noticed that it does actually have it, or at least the unit for it. So now we just need to figure out why they said it didn't have it. But at least it should be easier to fix it rather than install it (we hope). And the furnace is brand new, like within a year or so.
The roof in back needs to be replaced, we didn't go in the back before so we didn't see it last time. There is a fire pit and a pond in the back, those need to go.
We're going to replace all the trim in all the rooms, all lot of it is really small, or missing all together. The dishwasher needs to be replaced, the handle is broken on it and it's missing the bottom rack (and just looks nasty inside). We're going to replace all the gutters outside with bigger ones, with the cover over them, since the ones on the house now are really small- and the previous owner didn't clean them out at all and they have damaged siding and fascia/soffits. Then there is the obvious cleaning and painting that needs to be done.
And! If you have made it this far, the really big bedroom in the basement was obviously where they kept their dog, and the carpet REALLY smells like dog pee. Will a good carpet cleaning get that out or do you think it would be easier to just replace it?
Last but not least... pictures!! There were too many for a slide show, so I am just going to link the album. There's a description of each picture underneath it- it's captivating stuff! Some of the pics are a bit dark, because there wasn't enough working light bulbs in all the rooms.
Fixed the link for the pictures