A little update for ya’ll on the housing front…
-Home inspection complete. Some cosmetic stuff, nothing Earth-shattering (or home-dropping) revealed. Yes, the interior is dated (did I mention the bathroom is SOOOOOO 70’s, with mint green tile and a complete trio of pink fixtures?), but I could see that for myself. Yes, the roof is older, and will need to be addressed sometime in the next 5-ish years. And yes, we will need to regrade the land around the foundation ASAP…BUT…this is all stuff I can plan for, deal with, or pay someone to address.
-The prospective mortgage has cleared the first round of underwriting, and is back for the 2nd. They had a couple of pointed questions that were (surprisingly) easy to answer.
-They’ve officially ‘locked’ in my interest rate.
-The appraisal was Friday, the 1st. The report has come back, and the home appraises out for a bit more than I offered on the house. YEA!
-The long and arduous task of cleaning out the home (the gentleman who lived there has been moved to a long-term care facility and his progeny have to remove 30 years of accumulated stuff) has begun. They’ve a long way to go, however.
-My own personal ‘purge’ of stuff has also begun. All those wardrobes I accumulated (yes, I mean the fat clothes) have now been donated to the local resale shops in the area.
-Limited New furnishings have been browsed and budgeted for. I need a lofted bedframe (my bedroom is TINY, so I’m raising my bed off the floor to get more available space), and we’re putting a daybed in the living room instead of a traditional couch.
I’m surprised at how calmly I’m currently taking this…but, then again, the official closing isn’t until July 27th, so I’m still 7 weeks out. I suspect the gremlins in my head slammed on the panic button so hard and so fast they broke the damn thing, and are currently scheming through several alternatives.