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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Waiting Game

This is a tiring process. Buying a home takes longer than any transaction I've ever made, but I guess that's a good thing - it gives you ample time to decide if you really want it and if it's worth it. We had the inspection on Wednesday and it came back with pretty good marks with the exception of two things. The first is some plumbing work because the house is 57 years old and needs some drains and pipes replaced - nothing urgent, but we'll want to get it done to gain water pressure and to be more up to date. The other, bigger, issue is the age of the HVAC, which we knew when we first saw the house because the unit looks ancient. Come to find out it's 21 years old and is in need of replacement (when the inspector was there it was in the 30s outside and the heat was blowing cold - not good). This is no small expense to replace ($3,500 - 4,000), so we're asking the seller to replace it before we sign the deal. (If they agree? Awesome.) We heard back from the realtor yesterday that the seller is getting an HVAC estimate and we've called two additional HVAC people to give us an estimate as well. This is a step forward, but no guarantee that the seller will do it yet.

So we wait.

My plans this weekend? To sit on the couch, get rid of my sniffy, coughing cold, and to not think about or do anything.

Posted by Bird On A Line @ 8:26 AM

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