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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


After waiting for 2 months to hear on a short sale that we put an offer on, we heard that the bank was trying to set a date for a trustee sale. So, even though it wasn't for sure yet, I decided to look and see if any other houses had come on the market. There really isn't a huge number of houses in our area in our low price range that don't need tons of work or are in really bad areas.

So I was excited to see one that was actually $7,000 less than the one we were waiting on! The pictures made it look like it had been updated (or at least some things re-done inside,) so I emailed our realtor, we went and looked at it the next day, and made an offer!

The house is 1288 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. it has a nice big backyard, and a decent sized front yard. The inside is all freshly painted, the bedrooms all have new wood laminate floors, and the kitchen/dining has new vinyl floors, new appliances and freshly painted cabinets.
It needs a few fixes, including a new garage door, a side fence (it is missing, about 6-8 ft.) and eventually we want to put in new windows and put carpet over the older tile in the living room and hallway. The exterior is also an ugly peach/orange, so we will eventually be painting that!

But, the bank accepted our offer, only changing our closing date to Feb. 14th. (hopefully it will happen sooner though!) We are super excited, seeing as how we will be paying less than what we are in rent, and we will be homeowners! yay!

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