Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Much Needed Udate

So this year I have super failed on this blog. I'm not sure what happened to the month of March, but it FLEW by. Tomorrow is April 1st (anyone with some exciting pranks to play?) and I cannot believe that this year is already 1/4 over. The craziest thing is that I've been so busy, but nothing super eventful has happened.

In my last blog, which was more than a month ago, my offer had been accepted on a house in Sunset. I had no idea all the "stuff" that goes into this! My offer was accepted, so I had to get the paper work to HUD within the next 48 hours. .... However, I could not reserve my loan rate until they had signed the contract that I sent them. It took them two weeks! Then I had to get the house inspected and then tested for meth. Yes, I said meth. Since the house had been vacant for six months, I definitely needed the test done for my peace of mind. For those that don't know, meth in a house usually means it has to be bulldozed.

All the inspections are done and I've faxed in all the forms to my loan officer. Hopefully I will be able to close next week! Here is a photo of the house:

While I'm not crazy about the color of the brick, the house really has so much potential. Sweat equity will definitely be required, but expect posts along the way! I've already bought a new oven, tile for the bathroom and kitchen, and a few things for the yard.

To being brave enough to take big steps,


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