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House? House!

We have a house!

Pending . . .

The house is awesome!  We love it.  It has a great room with two skylights and a trio of sliding doors that open onto the deck.  The kitchen is all granite and Italian tile, and it's enormous.  (I've been living with tiny kitchens for years, and my inner chef has been pining for a place that'll let me cut loose.  This kitchen will allow me to fling food porn in all directions!)  The basement is fully finished and huge, huge, HUGE.  It has two bedrooms in it (though they don't count as official bedrooms because the basement only has one exit), a bathroom with a spa tub, a wet bar, a dry bar, a gaming area, and a sitting area.  And storage.  Lots of storage.

The subdivision in the middle of a group of pines which are, in turn, surrounded by state and county land that won't be developed ever.  Trails wind through the woods, which is what I need for mental health, and it's in the boys' current school districts--the boys won't have to change schools!  We had been figuring on moving to Clarkston, a little farther north, which would require Aran to drive to Wherever Schools if he wanted to finish his senior year there.  This made me more than a little nervous.  But that worry has evaporated.

We are still pending, though.

The inspection turned up a few problems.  (Doesn't it always?)  Most things were minor and no big deal.  However, the roof is at the end of its life and should have been replaced years ago.  Eep!  When we got this news, we told the seller that we needed to reduce our offer unless the seller was willing to replace the roof.  So we're in negotiation over this point.

But . . . house!


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Jul. 8th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Kitchen sounds awesome.
Jul. 9th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm dying to get into it! :)
Jul. 8th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
All this sounds marvelous. A roof in need of replacing isn't outside the usual repairs, though. At least it isn't the house's foundation! Good luck on the negotiation - reducing the offer to allow for the cost of a new roof is entirely reasonable.
Jul. 9th, 2014 12:33 am (UTC)
True--the two words you never, ever want hear are "cracked" and "foundation."
Jul. 9th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
Or, in our neck of the woods, "gap" and "foundation" meaning whoever was constructing same suffered a brain fart and left part of it out.
Jul. 9th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Crossing Fingers!!
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