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One step closer

January 13th, 2015 at 07:51 pm

We are one step closer on the home purchase front. They agreed today to do the pest work and give me credit for three other small things. I was not going to buy the house without them doing the pest report, not even taking the credits at closing, as they could have discovered something more for which I would have been on the hook.

They also agreed to the home warranty as the heater is 18 years old (ac is two years old). They also bought an enhanced warranty as opposed to the basic one. When I asked my agent said that is the one they wanted me to have. The enhanced covers much more than the the other one that is usually purchased. Either then
Y are very kind or they know more things are going to break. I am going with kind. My agent also throws in $100 as a gift to each buyer toward the warranty so that helps them a little, too.

Now I wait for the work to be completed in the next few days and then the loan will fund. I should be closing sometime in 14 days or so. Then the fun really begins with the packing, cleaning, cleaning the floors etc so I can move in.

I am using a professional company to clean the house before move in and cleaning the carpeting. I may still get painting done before I move on, not sure yet.

My mom has graciously offered to "babysit" my house when work needs to be done in the next few weeks. She said since I don't have kids and she has babysat all my nieces and nephews this could be the way she can help me.

So much to think about.

5 Responses to “One step closer”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    That is a nice thing for your mother to do. It is also extraordinarily helpful to have someone be able to keep appointments that may be necessary for the house.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Very exciting stuff Smile

  3. snafu Says:

    Happy for you that the sale is proceeding. Experience has taught me that it's far less stressful to choose paint colours, paint or have the place painted before the move followed by floor/carpet cleaner and cleaning service.. That process will remove any vestiges of previous owners and as soon as the furniture is delivered, the bed[s] set up, towels in the bthrm it will feel truly your home.

    If you choose to have painting done after the move-in, you are moving furniture around and extending the unsettled, disorganized, frustrating period caused by the moving experience. I don't know if you've had any experience painting but it's a good skill for homeowners to learn. The prep to paint and clean-up require the most effort. Painting is very satisfying and the results are quick. The quality of the paint is an important factor and it annoys me that professional painters tend to use much cheaper, builder's grade paint that look good short term.

    I suggest you check Consumer's Magazine for their 'Best Buy' recommendation as they look at the chemical composition of the paint. Price is not necessarily the important indicator since companies like Benjamin Moore charge higher prices due to their incredibly high marketing costs. Advertising does not add quality to the actual product. On the other hand, their staff are terrific.

  4. TD Says:

    Congrats! I'm sure it's feeling overwhelming now, but before long you'll forget all about the decisions you had to made and will just get to enjoy living in your new home Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    I think a home warranty is very fair considering age of appliances. It would cost them far more to replace. You will need to start a fund for those kinds of things.

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