Accepted offer and inspection

June 10, 2009 at 9:53 am 1 comment

So the second offer we made on the house was officially accepted! How exciting!! The sellers pushed the closing date back a week later than Jeff and I had asked for, to July 23rd. They also asked for a 30 day rent option so if they are not in their new house by July 23rd, they can rent from us. That means we will be moving in sometime between the end of July and the end of August! We are on a month to month lease at our place now, so we don’t have to be out of here by a certain time luckily. I put up several photos of our new house on Flickr, so you can check those out here.

We had the home inspected on Sunday. We were there for about three hours for the inspection! Our guy – BK from King Home Inspection was very thorough! He gave us a lot of helpful maintenance tips besides showing us what needs to be fixed. Overall, there wasn’t a lot that the house needs. BK told us that we should do the following:

  • Get more soffits installed for roof ventilation
  • Budget for a new furnace
  • Install an attic fan
  • Drain water heater to keep it running longer

Some things that we asked the sellers to do were repair the sump pump discharge line, replace toilet fill valve, clean gutters (haha, they’ll love that!), seal crown on chimney, and certify operation of furnace and air conditioner by licensed HVAC contractor.  We will see if they agree to fix those things.  We also had a radon test done on the home and that came back fine, so that is one less thing we have to worry about!  Overall I think our home inspection went well.  I would definitely recommend King Home Inspection because BK did a very thorough job and took his time to answer all of our questions!


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  • 1. TeeFoo  |  June 26, 2009 at 6:21 am

    I bought a home without having it inspected, what was I thinking…
    geez. Damn I hope there’s no radon! Living on the edge then.
    Hope you enjoy your purchase if you get to close it 🙂
    -t in the burbs.


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