Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lead paint and attic and mortgage drama - oh my!

     We closed on our house July 18th, but just this week we were told that the bank's investor will not buy our mortgage until a lead paint issue is resolved. This is the same lead paint issue that almost prevented us from closing, but, for whatever reason, the mortgage company let us go ahead with closing... From our experience and for a number of reasons, we do not recommend Mortgage America to anyone. Also, our contractor cannot be paid for his work (which is almost complete) until our mortgage is bought. Remember, we have a 203(k) rehabilitation loan, so this contracted work is added to the amount of our loan, and it is not our responsibility to pay the contractor directly.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Good news and bad

     Seems like most people prefer to hear the bad news first, so here goes... My bike was stolen from our garage earlier this week. Some workers have been here to install the AC upstairs, so we suspect that they left the garage doors open and unattended for just long enough for it to get swiped.
     On the bright side, the AC installation is complete, and we have discovered that our dishwasher does work after all! We had been told by the previous owner and the inspector that it did not work, but it was just a matter of flipping the breaker. Good job, Steven! Now maybe we will get back to cooking and stop eating out all the time ;)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekend update

     About half an hour after posting my last write-up, we had a pretty severe thunderstorm that knocked the power out. This storm was so LOUD... the thunder was one thing, but we also got pummeled with limbs and walnuts from the tree that's right beside our bedroom.

Walnut carnage...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Of fleas and floors

     Finally taking the plunge into the world of blogging so that we can share our progress with loved ones and stay motivated to keep up the good work!
     Steven, Lily, and I have been staying in the house since July 24, but our move from the apartment wasn't officially complete until this past Sunday (31st). Our first night in the house was completely horrible... Just as we were getting our bedroom somewhat set up, I discovered that there were fleas everywhere!