Thursday, July 2, 2009


We had the inspection this morning (2.5 hours!). On the whole it was quite good, the main issues is that the furnace is original to the house (over 50 years!!, we knew it was old when we offered though) so on the one hand it could break at any moment, and on the other hand it is realllyy inefficient. As it isn't broken it is unlikely the sellers will give us anything towards fixing it.
Otherwise there were little things that should be done eventually, and mostly it was just overwhelming to hear all the the things you have to do when you own a house! Can we really do all of this? I guess lots of people own houses so it must be possible right?

As for the furnace, I think we will probably replace it when we move in, both to get something more efficient, but also to avoid having it break in the dead of winter. There are various energy and renovation tax credits so that should help reduce the cost some.

The good news is we still loved the house :) After we heard everything from the inspector we also made some measurements of the rooms (um, huge compared to our dinky apartment), so I have lots of thinking to do about the furniture.
And for now we are just waiting to hear back from the mortgage broker, everyone says it should be fine but we will be much more relaxed when we hear the loan has been approved.

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