Richard and I are property virgins no more! After 4 days of negotiating we came to an agreement with a seller on a bank foreclosure.
If you’re wondering what happened to the offer we made on a house back in December — see the POST — the seller got a better offer. Word on the street is we asked for them to remove a very large oven from the basement and the other buyers didn’t. That was the major difference between our respective offers. Richard and I were very disappointed but now that we found this house we’re SO over it.
Ch-ch-check it out:
In a turn of events that ended up in our favor the bank that owns this property is also our lender : ) While I am trying not to get too excited about the property – I’ll save my jumping up and down until after it passes the inspection – it’s on track to being our starter home and I couldn’t be happier.
Let me take you on a tour. It would behoove you to put on creative thinking caps on as this house needs some work before I’d classify it as a home.
Above we have a view of the living or dining room. The door you see is the entrance to the house & the black soot-like material on the wall is an unknown at this point. There could be a variety of things causing that but I’m not worrying about it now.
Not the most modern kitchen one could imagine, but since you already have your creative thinking caps on I’d like you to imagine the possibilities. The layout is great, it just needs cosmetic upgrades. Trip to IKEA, anyone?
Ah, the famous knotty pine addition. One word for this room – new paint and carpet. I’m not sure whether this would be the living room or formal dining room, so maybe carpet isn’t the best idea? The patio and side door both open to this room, having carpet in there seems odd to me.
The bathroom (one and only) is on the main floor and is tiny and needs work. Peeling linoleum floor just isn’t my style.
There are two bedrooms on the main floor. This is the first and is a decent size. I’d guess it to be around 12 x 14 or so…In a lot of the houses we viewed previously this would be a master bedroom. We’ll be making it our guest room.
I will spare you a picture of the 2nd bedroom as it looks like the previous picture except smaller. This is the view of the patio from that room, which we’ll be using as an office or “boy’s room.*”
Stairwell up to our master FLOOR. Ya that’s right.
Built in book cases and dormer windows make this bedroom so darling and very bright. Natural sunlight does wonders for a small space.
Our bed will most likely go below those windows.
THUS CONCLUDES THE TOUR. SEE YOURSELVES OUT.
What do you think – Would you make the front room the family or dining room? Do you love or hate knotty pine? Interested in helping us move?
*Boy’s room refers to Richard and Dexter. Mom, I am not pregnant.