Thursday, October 6, 2011


We went to see our house tonight. And we absolutely LOVE IT! The yard, the stone pillars and fireplace, and a driveway with a garage! After 5 plus years of parallel parking - a driveway is heaven!!! The septic inspection has been completed and is fine, the bank did the inspection and provided us with a copy. We are fine with it and we didn't have to pay for it! Ha! Tomorrow morning we go to do mortgage things and pray that the government gives funding back to our loan program or we are screwed, but I'm trying not to think that way! Tuesday at noon is our home inspection which I'm nervous about. Our loan has strict safety codes and if there's anything that they object to we have to fix it ourselves before settlement since this house is bank owned. It's scary! We already know that we need to install a railing on top of a retaining wall and probably power wash and stain the deck since there is not allowed to be any peeling paint and the deck needs to be stained really bad. I'm kind of glad though because we don't like the color anyway.

The house has tons of horrible wallpaper. Oh my word. It's everywhere! They even wallpapered the outlet covers and light switches!! We have our work cut out for us with removing all of that. We also have to paint every room but will have to do it after we move in since staying here longer than necessary just isn't an option. There are many updates to be made, flooring in some rooms, doors, light fixtures, etc, but when we are done it's going to be our perfect house! I'm struggling with being too excited and then being let down by something going wrong with the inspections or mortgage. The mortgage wouldn't be a worry if the the government would just pass the stupid fiscal budget already. Ug. Our loan doesn't have funding as well as the VA loans. Say a prayer that everything works out.

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