Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We Passed With Flying Colors

This post will have to be brief since I spent an hour and a half last night scanning and uploading documents for our lender and didn't get to any of the work I had hoped to tackle. Oh, well! I am cheerily reminding myself that...

Image courtesy of EmersonMade

But the whole night was not a loss because we passed our home inspection with flying colors! Can I get a whoop, whoop? The are a small list of things that need to be fixed. And the only surprise is that there are not more problems considering the house is 51-years-old. The punch list mainly involves electrical issues like re-servicing outlets that don't work - one of which powers our dishwasher! - and some other miscellaneous things like strapping the hot water heater into a stud instead of drywall. The biggest item on the list is that the roof will need to be redone sooner rather than later, but this was not a shocker. Just check out the pic below if you want some proof. 

I am looking at it as a great excuse to bump up the curb appeal and get rid of the weathered dark brown composite in favor of something a little easier on the eyes. 

On deck for today are our appraisal and the water district inspection. The appraisal is really the last hurdle that we need to overcome before we remove the contingencies and cruise on into closing, so please keep your fingers crossed that the house appraises at our asking price! 

1 comment:

  1. That's so great about the home inspection! I bet it helps that the house in not in the fog-pit of mildew that is PG. Good luck with everything.