So… the process of buying a house is a long and fairly slow one, but I thought maybe I’d stop in and add some updates.
We had a good inspection with just a handful of minor things found that needed fixing. We asked for maybe half of them to be fixed, and the sellers have agreed to do so. We will finish the rest. The appraisal went fine; the house was appraised at what we’re paying for it. We’re well on the road to getting our ducks in a row in terms of the loan, and we’re also working on getting home insurance.
Tomorrow we will go to the flooring showroom to look at options for replacing the floors. We’ve decided to just tackle the main, upper floor for now, which is where most but not all of the carpet is. We will re-floor the living room, bedrooms, and hallway, and leave carpet in part of the downstairs family room and the downstairs office, as well as on the stairs. We have also been picking out paint colors, which is exciting. I’ve never lived in a place where I got to pick the color of the walls. There’s also been some shopping for movers to help us with our large, very heavy stuff, and Chris has been working on getting our utilities all set up, too. This is a serious business with lots of things to do. Still loads less stressful than planning a wedding, though.
It’s looking like we will get to move near the middle of August, and be out of our old apartment by the first of September!