Monday, March 08, 2010
Thank you all for your enthusiasm and cheers re: my making an offer on the THE HOUSE or better said the cottage, as it is only 800 square feet, plus a basement. The home inspection is on the 16th and then we negotiate the Purchase and Sales agreement when I have to pay some more money. I fear the house may need a new roof. It is 20 years old and that is the life of most roofs.
So perhaps the price can be renegotiated if the inspector mentions the roof needing repair. I can also mention the decrepit appliances if I choose. That is the juncture where the sale could fall through depending on what happens.
I discovered on my second viewing that the land with the house ends before the pond in a woodsy area, then you walk a short distance to a service road for the town Conservation (a dirt road that is barred from other traffic), then you cross over the road to a short bit of woods and the pond.
The house is so small, I will probably have to get rid of half my current possessions, which are half what I had in my 20 year rental. But I am ignoring that for now.
My son has volunteered to come down and sand the hardwood floors and repaint the yellow walls. The owners just had the walls painted, but the yellow is so garish it would be nice to banish it and son says you have to paint the walls before sanding the floors. Otherwise I would wait a bit to paint the walls.
I didn't take any photos and so far have been unable to upload any of the website's photos. I'll try again.