Saturday, May 16, 2009

Things you notice when you buy a house...

Well, it's completely official, we got the deed for our house so we are now officially homeowners. With the exception of making payments on some past due taxes, at this point we own the house free and clear which will probably not stay that way for long since the house does need some semi-major renovations before we can actually move into it. We are going to do as much of the work that we can do as possible to keep down the costs, but as we were there cleaning today, I started noticing all of the things we are going to need, like door hardware almost all of the doors and the hardware are gone. We have two closet doors and two bathroom doors, all of the bedrooms are missing doors, we need a new front door and we need a new back door. We did discover upon the recommendation of some friends our local Habitat for Humanity store, which has a huge number of doors, some of which are brand new, some have come from homes that were salvaged. Which means it's a matter of measurements and then searching...

6 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Lisa,

Congrats!

Or should I be offering condolences?

(You worked so hard on the one that you were in...)

Lisa Renee said...

I know we did, but it was good practice for one we actually own.

:-)

Ours needs even more work than this one did.

Cyberseaer said...

I am happy for you Lisa. Hopefully within three or four months, if not sooner, you can live in your new home and not have to worry about rent. Yea!!!!

Lisa Renee said...

You saw the pictures on my facebook C - three to four months is probably going to be closer to 6 if everything works out the right way.

I'm hopeful we'll be done before fall.

:-)

Jill said...

Mazel tov and enjoy it in good health!

Lisa Renee said...

I'm sure months from now I will enjoy it but I expect moments of joy and swear words until enough work is done to move in.

:-)

It will be a psychotic version of "This Old House"