I think we’re buying a house!
My head is still spinning and I’m not quite sure whether to be happy or very, very scared, but the offer we made yesterday on the ‘fixer-upper’ (in Wallingford, for those of you in the Seattle area) has been accepted.
It’s been a pretty strange week. We started off on Monday ready to make an offer on one house and here we are on Thursday having bought an entirely different house altogether. And I’d convinced myself that a ‘fixer’ would be far too much work, and now here I am with a fixer on my hands.
Would you like to have a look round?
and a funky roof terrace overlooking Lake Union with a 360 degree view of this and on a clear day the mountains to the east.
On the downside, the whole upper storey looks like a sauna with wood panelling all over the walls and ceilings, which we’re going to have to rip out (do you Americans really like this sort of thing?).
The kitchens (yes, there’s one on each floor, I think it used to be divided into flats) and bathrooms also need to be remodelled, and the basement needs to be finished and the small backyard needs to be landscaped. So there’s plenty to do. Oh and the outside of the house really needs to be painted because I really don’t like this green AT ALL and there’s an awful lot of it.
But all in all I’m getting very excited. Please continue keeping your fingers crossed that our inspection doesn’t throw up all sorts of structural nasties which mean we’ll have to pull out. But if things go according to plan we’re going to be moving on March 22nd.