We've been working on our house non-stop since Monday and I'm exhausted!
Gail Bishard, a Realtor and a good friend of ours, came on Monday morning and looked through our house. We sat down and talked, signed papers and before she left she pounded a "For Sale by Gail" sign into our front yard.
There is only one month left on the home buyer tax credit so we are crossing our fingers and hoping to find a buyer planning to take advantage of that credit.
We bought this house as a major fixer-upper and had to do a conventional loan to get it. But Gail told us that Conventional loans are so hard to get right now: high interest rates, high credit scores, and large down payments, so she wants our house to be approved for VA and FHA loans which means more work for us.
We were hoping to be able to sell the house as is: lots on improvements but still some things to fix - but I guess it's not working out that way.
In our paper work we agreed to have the garage painted, the porches painted, the front bathroom in fully functional condition, a working heat source in every room, and all the wood work finished. So we've been working like crazy, but still have a long way to go.
Ryan was hoping to work on the front porch today, but then it rained, followed by snow!
I think I'm too tired to paint any more just yet, perhaps if I go lay down for a while I'll be able to get more done later... Here's hoping.
If anyone wants to volunteer some service hours we would love a little help!
Naomi Gwenaelle Grant
1 month ago