Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Last House Project

I'm in the middle of the last, and unexpected, project for our house. The buyers had a building inspection done and found that we did not have enough clearance around our electrical panel. There are no simple places that meet electrical code to move or turn the panel to...leaving a $3500+ price tag to relocate it to the garage, have the power company trench a new main line to the house, and reconnect all the circuits back to a junction box. We didn't like that price tag too much, so I'm moving half our kitchen cabinets, re-plumbing the kitchen sink, and studding in a closet around the panel. This only costs us about $60 in materials, but I'm up for a few late nights working on it. And I thought I was done with projects on this house...haha :)

I'm staying happy through the late hours though, as all is going very smooth with the selling & buying details for both houses. As of now we're still set to close on the sale of our Omro House August 21st, and close on the purchase of the Seymour House on August 27th.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

We Bought a House!

We went to look at a couple of houses on Saturday and loved, loved, loved one of them. We put an offer in right away and heard tonight that it was accepted!! It is the PERFECT house, layout, setting, location...

6 ACRES BACKING ONTO WOODED FOREST! *Amazing Grand Foyer *Oversized Great Room Offers Floor to Ceiling Brick Fireplace & Gleaming Hardwood Floor *Totally Remodeled, Fully Applianced, Chef’s Kitchen Accented by Gleaming Hardwood Floor, Custom Raised Panel Maple Cabinets, Porcelain Tile, Granite Countertops & Center Island *French Doors Off Dining Area Lead to Maintenance Free Deck, Overlooks Scenic Back Yard & Private Pond - Spring Fed: Walleye, Bluegill & up to 20’ Deep *Main Level Den Could Easily be Converted to Formal Dining *Master Bedroom with Trey Ceiling, Huge Walk-In Closet & Full Bath with Dual Sinks & Ceramic Tile *1st Floor Laundry Includes Washer & Dryer *Finished Lower Level Features Family Room, Rec & Exercise Rooms *2 Stall Attached Garage + 2.5 Stall, Heated & Insulated Detached Garage *Convenient Storage Shed with Overhead Door *Maintenance Free Brick & Vinyl Exterior *Beautifully Landscaped Plus Fruit Trees (Apple) & Grape Vines *Loads of Wildlife: Deer, Turkey & Birds

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Not the Right House

We just got the news that the sellers of Morrison house closed with the primary buyers, so the search and planning for our next house continues...


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Accepted Offer

Lots has happened since we have posted on this blog, and hopefully over the next week or so, we can get most of the updates on here to catch-up.

But, our big news right now is with our house. We had two offers come in over the weekend. The first was a little low, but we accepted the second one that was for a $1000 over the asking price!! Their house inspector comes through this Friday, and we can relax until the closing on August 21st.

The realtor selling the house we wanted, managed to sell it himself from under us, so we're back to finding a new plan for our next dream house. There are a couple of places we're taking a look at this week, and can still put in a secondary offer on our original choice. It'll be fun to see how the Universe lays this one out for us!

And of course, we're anxiously awaiting our new niece...although I'm sure she's not coming until Monday ;)