Congratulations on the new home. So what all do you have to do to it? Is any part of the house particularly worrisome when it comes to the inspection?
I'd be more worried about the appraisal than the inspection. If big repair stuff is found then you should be able to get the seller to fix it.
Okay well I'm drinking espresso and at this early hour I am going to get my hair cut.
Why do you say worried about the appraisal?
What's wrong with the house... build wise its solid as can be or so I firmly believe. (getting it inspected and radon tested)
The previous owner did everything for cheap. He painted over wallpaper. Everything is wall papered. He put granite countertops in but never removed the old back splash. There is 1980's tiles in the foyer. There are chanedelers in every room. The patio needs to be mudjacked up in the corner. It goes where the garage is, no concern and no leakage that I've seen. I will redo the concrete. The basement has wood paneling. The electrical box has pushmatics. Not the oldest, I've seen houses with fuses. That's old.
It's got a new roof and soffits. New windows except for the large 5 window curved out windows (expensive ones)
New tile on the kitchen floor. He did some stuff like refinish wood floors. Oh the family room has some horendious vynal tiles. It has a mini bar in living room which I would like to open up and remove.
I told the guy this house needs work. He knows it too. You can't get by because nobody else fixes the house and you think you can do it cheaply that it will go unnoticed. Id rather the house be left the way it was. Payed a little less and did it myself.
The house is absolutely wonderful despite how hard I've been on it. I just didn't want to show that type of emotion when I viewed it. I told the owner the house had solid bones. I wasn't a complete dick.
It has so much opportunity in it's current neighborhood to shine bright. It needs a guy like me with a pair of seasoned work boots to get dirty. It's going to require me to save my money too because I CANNOT AT ALL AFFORD to do this over night. NOW WAY, NO HOW!
1 dime at a time. Mark my words I will not sell this house*
* If I'm fortuante to live to a nice ripe old age I'd like to retire out of this state.... I mean who wouldn't want to live here in Illinois....
I'll be tired today at work but with all this firepower I should be okay I hope... Fingers crossed home inspection passes with flying colors. I would rather the house be legit than to go back to the tables and fight again. I've had enough of that drama. Plus unless it's a heath hazard he doesn't have to fix anything if he wants to put his foot down. I'd rather he not touch anything. Id rather control the game at this point. OH MAN FINGERS SO TIGHTLY CROSSED!