Wednesday, April 19, 2006

spoke too soon

I am very sad to say, that 319 Weil Lane is not our house. It was almost heart-breaking when we saw the inside of the house. The previous owners were evicted because they foreclosed on the house. Before they left, they decided to destroy the insides. There were huge holes in the drywall where they had kicked/punched the walls in. An animal had deficated on all of the carpet. They had knocked holes in the bathtubs, the cabinets, the fireplaces. Two of the bathrooms were unfinished (one you could see daylight, one you could see rafters and wiring). All of the carpet would have to be replaced. Some of the flooring on both the first floor and the seconf floor would have to be re-done. All in all, way way way more than we could afford and/or would want to do. The one positive thing about this is that the damage was so bad we knew there would be no way that we could have handled it. If there had been a good bit less damage, we may have tried to fix it up ourselves, and had a huge headache on our hands for the next 3 years. Plus it was going to be a nightmare trying to get it approved with our FHA loan (because apparently, they can be kind of strict). The house was being totally sold as is. The layout wasn't the best either.

But the good news is, we saw two other houses that we really liked, and we will probably be making on offer on one of them in the next week or so. We want to find out a little bit more about it. I'll post a picture soon.

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