Monday, April 27, 2009

I consider myself the luckiest girl-irl-irl-irl-irl on the face of the Earth-rth-rth-rth-rth.

Inspection of my hundred-year-old house has been completed, and I'm one lucky girl.  Not only did I find an adorable house that is in good aesthetic shape, but it's in good overall shape, too!

Bad news: furnace isn't 10 years old like I thought.  It's more like 30 years old, but it looks clean and it works, so hopefully it'll croak while the house is under warranty, or it could run for a long time.  Who knows?  Who cares, it's not a deal-breaker.

Good news:  roof isn't old and looks good, nothing leaks, the deck was constructed correctly, etc.  The cracks in the foundation just need to be sealed up with caulk and painted.

Basically, everything that needs to be done falls under the "regular home maintenance/improvement" heading.  The verdict from the inspector is "It's in very good shape."  and "I wish all of these went this well."

[sigh]  What a relief.

8 comments:

Teri said...

Hooray and congratulations!

RicochetRed said...

Indeed, "what a relief." Congrats on being one step closer to home ownership!!

Ann said...

Um, this bit worries me "The cracks in the foundation just need to be sealed up with caulk and painted"

There are no drywall cracks on the second or first floors? How is the grade of the soil - is it indented towards the foundation?

And if the furnace is 30 - you might look into replacing it. With a high efficiency one you should halve or quarter your winter utility bill.

Gwen said...

Hurrah!!! I can't wait to come visit you!

Karen said...

Good for you! Old houses are the best, more solidly constructed than newer homes. When was it built?

Our furnace is 50-60 years old and runs like a champ. Luckily, it was properly maintained by previous owners and we have no plans on replacing it. Our inspector was amazed at how efficient it was when he tested it.

Post lots of photos when you can.

Colleen said...

Woo Hoo!! That is great news! I'm very jealous about the home warranty because we didn't have one and our main stack broke under the basement foundation 6 weeks after we moved in. Fun times doing dishes with no drains. Luckily it only effected the kitchen and laundry, so we could still take showers. Homeowner's insurance covered it, though.

Best of luck with the rest of the processes, but it's all smooth sailing now. Don't forget to count the number of times you sign your name during closing - we were up to 57 for our last refi...

LaTejanaFria said...

Congrats! Sounds like the home buying process is swimming along for you. I take it you found a mortgage. Can I be so nosy as to ask the rate? I'm trying to get a sense of where they are right now.

danielle said...

That's fantastic news! You must be so relieved.