So we decided to put an offer on that last house....and......it was accepted! Someone else had even put in a higher offer...but.....they wanted a bunch of work done, and the realtor(who bought the place to resell it for a quick buck) didn't want to have to deal with all that, so he accepted our offer for the house "as is". We haven't decided how we're going to finance it yet. Hopefully that decision will be made tomorrow...we were going to refinance the house in VA for a higher amount and take the extra cash to buy this house and renovate it....but.....they want about $7000 in closing costs!!! WTH!! Forget it!!!!
It's really a pretty neat house...built in the 1880's....the inside needs to be all redone....new floors...walls stripped and painted , possibly some of the walls replaced...there are drop(fake )ceilings that we plan to take out and replace with real ceilings...the kitchen needs a total renovation as do the bathrooms.....we also plan to add a 3 car garage to the back of the house there. With a Master Bedroom Suite above it. I am trying hard to convince CDR to leave as many of the Historic features of the house intact.....not that there are THAT many ..but 'd like to keep the few there are.....he initially wanted to pretty much gut the whole house and completely redo the whole interior.....I think I've convinced him otherwise.
And the best news is that we should be able to close as soon as March 10th!! So I should be able to move up soon!!!