Thursday, March 18, 2010
What's going on
The home inspection has been done. There are live carpenter ants, it needs a new roof and new water heater. The whole kitchen is a wreck except the cabinets, and all appliances are 20 years old. The wood floors are stained and I hate to say it but the house is dirty.
I know these things can be fixed but that means money. I have had time to ponder the rash, overly excited highness of my offer. I turned in an amended offer that the Realtor said was way too low. I havent heard back yet. The Realtor was going to get some actual estimates for the roof and water heater. I don't think the appliances count in the deal though. And what was that white powder on the basement floor.
old pajamas, who attended the inspection for me, thought the place was overpriced and unwelcoming since the short end of the house faces the road. He felt it was dirty and should have been cleaned for showings and said the whole kitchen should be ripped out. He also said it was awfully small. (I agree about that). As a former Terminex worker he said carpenter ants were no small thing.
He didnt even like the yard with all the trees and peek of the pond. To him, it was not homey or friendly.
That shook me up a bit. But today I had a house day off and took Bibs to the eye specialist down in Massachusetts, a much of the day trip. The vet again strongly recommended Bib's eye be taken out. $1400 plus dollars.
So, everything up in the air still. Be well, Suki (photo: Bibs contemplates the next chapter of her novel)