Comments: Progress and Hope

Did you redo the kitchen? Or were the previous owners mid-renovation when you bought the house?

Love it, btw.

Posted by chris at December 13, 2006 05:44 PM

The previous owner ran out of money mid-way through the kitchen renovation. After we get through doing all the fundamentals that the previous owner neglected to work on, I hope we can get the kitchen finished up. I'd love to have it finished before we move in, but I begin to suspect that I'll be using my electric skillet, microwave and crockpot a lot for the first month.

Posted by Jordana at December 13, 2006 06:29 PM

Excellent news!

Posted by dcrmom at December 14, 2006 09:40 AM

On two houses we have purchased in the past, we found out during the closings the owners were near or had gone through bankruptcy. Realtors will never mention that until at or after the closing for fear of losing the deal.

It makes your heart sink once you hear about it, since it means they did not have the money to maintain (let alone improve) the house properly. Well, that's what house inspectors are for, it's just a matter of finding a good inspector.

Prior to one closing we agreed to let the dog (at least 7 y.o.) stay, since he seemed to be "part" of the farmhouse. When we asked about the dog's vet at the closing, they told us "Oh, we never took him to the vet - we just took care of him ourselves." Takes all kinds.

Posted by Marc V at December 14, 2006 12:38 PM