Friday, January 22, 2010

Getting My Money's Worth

You know you've made a sound decision when the home inspection team is excited about what they're seeing and not in the sky is falling way.

The house, which I'm beginning to allow an emotional attachment to (especially after today), passed the home inspection with only minor glitches. Since the structure is 84 years old, that's not too shabby. We had a camera inspection of the plumbing out to the street and while not as clean as the colon of a human who consumed a gallon of golytely, there were no obstructions. The glitches were mainly electrical and require only minor fixes. Somebody, and not this particular investor, used the wrong outlets (three prong) for outlets that should be two pronged. We're asking the seller to fix all of this and one problem with the hot water heater release valve. All in all, it's a great house.

Though I didn't take a photo of my yarn room, the picture of it is firmly affixed in my mind. The room is about 100 square feet with two windows on the northern exposure and has two large walk in spaces for storage. A little TV, my IPOD, an ergonomic chair or two, locks for the door and I'll be good to go up there. I'm stalking sites for decorative storage solutions and plan a trip to Ikea, soon. Target has those cute little Itso storage options, but Ikea may have more.

Because of mortgage requirements on a house that's being flipped for investment purposes, we can't close until the beginning of March, but that's right around the corner.

I'm dreading another move in such a short time, but at least this time, it'll be my own home...a place where I can hang what I please on my walls and look at dog scratched hardwood and take it all in with a grain of salt.

But first it needs a gate.

19 comments:

Rositta said...

Having your own house is what you deserve. The doggy too, I can hardly wait to see what kind you get. We one the other hand have been talking of selling and either buying a condo or renting. This is more house than we need now that my Mom isn't here any more. March is not too far off just watch out for the Ides of March...ciao

Rose said...

Yea! I was wondering how it was going.

SkippyMom said...

I can't tell you how excited I am for you Rudee. The house is just adorable and now to know it is in good condition? WOOT!

I can't wait to see the yarn room :) But why the locks? Need to keep people out or lock yourself in?

Hugs and congrats.

Poetikat said...

That is excellent news! The home inspection is key and if you're getting a clean bill of health on the major issues, then you're fortunate. We still have knob and tube wiring in our house that has to be dealth with and if we could get an electrician to commit to do it, we would (tax incentives have them all tied up and they've just extended the program. Pah!)

Can't wait to see photos of your new abode.

Kat

Stephanie V said...

Yeah, I'm wondering about those locks, too. Your yarn room sounds perfectly fabulous and I wouldn't mind being locked in it. Or does that sound too kinky?

Silliyak said...

Good call on the sewer inspection. A couple around the corner had sewer problem shortly after purchase and eventually found out the city had redone the mainline but cut them off accidentally!

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, it all sounds wonderful, Rudee! I am so happy for you!

Hugs,

Renie

Brenda said...

Great news Rudee! So exciting to get your own place and the pets of your choice.

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see pics! Home inspection is one of the things I dread when we list this place some day. You never know what they will find.

So glad yours is coming out really nice..

Queenmothermamaw said...

Too bad you can't use some golytely on the electrical work. I am so happy for you. I envy you going in the crafting room with a plan.
QMM

Finding Pam said...

It sounds like things are going great with your house. I look forward to seeing your home after you are settled in.

I am so excited for you.

Miss 376 said...

All progress in the right direction. March will soon be here and at least you know you can settle and call it home for years to come

Cheryl said...

So happy for you. It is all going in the right direction and March will be here before you know it. You deserve this and have been so good about waiting for the right one to come along. Can't wait to see pictures and more pictures.
XXXXXXX

Devon said...

Congrats on the inspectors report... hope you have smoothe sailing from here.

I, like so many of us, had a yarn storage problem. I went to Ikea and got this shelf unit that has 8 large cubbies, I bought the white model
and filled it with fairly large baskets. So now I have my yarn sorted for projects or just by types of yarn. Martha would be proud!

laurie said...

i sooo want to see pictures of your house. a virtual tour.

Winifred said...

That's great news for a new year.

Ikea is brilliant for storage and display it's not expensive either. I got some for our spare bedroom but unfortunately it's full of books and files. No room for my wool, fabric and patterns! Time I cleaned out some wardrobes and cupboards.

bettyjf1 said...

Oh I'm glad this is working out for you! 84 years old.. Gosh it's going to be beautiful.. I've never lived in an older house.. I always wanted to but CA doesn't have a lot of those in areas we've lived in.. AZ either (that are affordable).

Miss T said...

Fingers will remain crossed!

Jadekitty said...

Sure hope this is the one!