Saturday, April 17, 2010
After working in Los Angeles for a week, Jim flew home on the red eye for the anticipated house inspection. Peter has also had a busy week, so our boys relaxed with a little coffee before heading over to the property. Mike, the inspector, was already on the roof when we got there and for the next 3 hours we scraped, sniffed and dug around to see what the condition would be. Mike's final report...
This is an above average quality 100+ year old (approximate age) home. As with all homes, ongoing maintenance is required and improvements to the systems of the home will be needed over time. The improvements that are recommended in this report are not considered unusual for a home of this age and location. Please remember that there is no such thing as a perfect home.
so we signed the final agreement and now begin the mortgage paperwork. there is one change that the seller needs to take care of, the property needs a new septic system, but he has said that this will be done before closing, around April 30th.
After leaving the agents office we stopped at a couple garage/estate/tag sales, where we stopped looking at small pieces of decorative silver and started looking at tools. We bought a hoe(with it's original Montgomery Ward's tag), a good shovel and a small saw.
We took a nice walk around the property, almost 7 acres, pretty undeveloped, so lots of work and lots of opportunity. We are looking forward to the closing so we can post more internal pictures and before and after shots. For now we will document the process of buying and waiting.
Pitured above is, from left to right, the pond, the barn, stable and tack room. This view is from the porch of the house.