Two weeks ago, I bought a farm house in the city! It was probably the WORST contract/home buying experience in the world. It seriously barely happened – between issues with the water and roof (contingent to the loan) and the very very meanly aggressive selling agent it was a doozy. To give you more of an idea of how things went down, I ended up paying for half of the roof to be replaced and walked out of the inspection objections with a HUGE $750 check to buy a reverse osmosis system for the kitchen. Both my lender and my real estate agent were my saviors in this – they really had to work miracles on this one. But! It’s actually mine and the dude’s now!
Well obviously, the dude and I AND everyone else I know loved the house and felt it was worth the struggle and fighting.
Some of the perks!
- huge windows in living/dining area
- .4 acre plot of land
- huge garage
- 2800sq ft to grow into
- pool table! (haha)
Now I got a great deal on this place, but it is the epitome of a fixer upper. It wasn’t neglected to the point of being condemned, but you can be assured that most everything was done sooooo wrong it’s almost impressive. But, I guess that’s what the dude, family, and friends are for 😉
The to-do list:
- new furnace/water heater
- rip out some scary bathrooms
- new soffits/fascia/gutters
- re-finish hardwoods
- paint everything!
- clean all the stuff they left me on the property
- rotted out chicken coop
- weird wire cage (possibly used for tenants late in rent?)
- yard work that’s been neglected for a long while
- tons of garbage (wood/snowboards etc see photo below of garage)
- electrical work (what I can’t keep splicing into extension cord wire to power the garage?)
Okay now that all the fun stuff is out of the way – let’s look at the pictures!