Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's A Go!

Things are looking good on the home deal.

I almost got too wrapped up in the mold issue. While I was wheeling and dealing with the bank, the estimate came back from the mold inspectors and the estimate is under $8,000.

Okay, not exactly a tiny bill. But less than half of what I thought is was going to cost according to how bad the home inspector seemed to think the issue was.

The bank is entertaining either reducing the price of the property by $10,000 or paying for the closing costs. All to avoid having the word 'mold' appear anywhere on the contract. I can live with that.

Didn't I tell ya all I was a 'horse trader'?...LOL

The mold can be cleaned up anytime after the closing and before anyone might want to move into the house. The clean-up will be guaranteed for 20 years. Kool!!

What a relief.

It was kind of getting to the point where MH was considering selling the LQ trailer to cover the costs. Ya know the one I haven't even got to use yet?

It it had come to that though...you can bet that LQ trailer would have headed down the road. The property is much, much more important.

Not so secretly though, I'm glad it didn't have to come to that.

Other than a few odds and ends, we will be heading to the closing table March 3rd.

23 comments:

cdncowgirl said...

Woooo hooooo!!! Congrats on the good news :)

Not a bad few months you've had... LQ trailer, moving, Meg joining you, married and a new horse property! How are you going to end 2010 - winning at the NFR? lol

City girl turned Country Girl said...

WOO-HOO I was SO excited when I seem the title to the post! That is so awesome, I am so happy for you guys! Your man is a great guy for giving up his dream shop so you guys can move to this great property!!

Laura said...

That is great news! Good thing that LQ trailer is still parked at home too!

Sounds like the bank is being somewhat reasonable about reducing the price or something - that is good to hear...

Mrs Mom said...

EXCELLENT NEWS baby!

Cant wait till you start fixing it up and we can follow along!!

Michelle said...

What a relief! So glad to hear things weren't as bad as you'd feared. Now I can't wait to watch the renovations unfold!

Mikey said...

Congratulations!! What a great deal! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

fernvalley01 said...

Great news! Glad the bank stepped up

Stephanie said...

Glad you don't have to sell your LQ! That would've been a bummer!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Cdn-LOL...There will be no NFR for me. Couldn't possibly afford to make that run now...since I have very effectively depleted MH's "nest egg".;) Poor guy!

This year there won't be much going on except cleaning it up(see above). But it is very exciting never-the-less.

ACountryCowgirl said...

I would say it has already been a very blessed year:) Congratulations, that is awesome! So happy for you!!!!!

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Congrats!

Cut-N-Jump said...

What a great way to start the new year AND the marriage. By not having to give up anything. Just kidding!

Seriously though, the house ROCKS! Can't wait to see you turning it into a HOME.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That is so exciting! I'll bet you can't wait to close!

Carroll Farm said...

That is awesome news! Glad it is all coming together for you.

Leah Fry said...

Congratulations, that's awesome news! Glad the money issues worked so you can get that mold problem fixed.

Merri said...

congratulations!
my niece just got a new house yesterday and a great deal. must be in the air.
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Julie said...

Oh how exciting!!

Enjoyed my visit to your blog!
Julie
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Awesome news!!! You must be SO excited... I've been meaning to come back and comment on your last few posts but I love the fireplace! It will be so nice to have the ponies in the backyard again, eh?

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Sorry I haven't been visiting everyone very much this week. I am swamped in the office. Just one of those things that can't be helped sometimes. Hopefully next week won't be so overwhelming.

GoLightly said...

Great news, BEC!

Love the frilly pictures!

Thanks for posting, yeah, I've been busy too.
darned work and real life..

Rising Rainbow said...

It sounds like congratulations are in order. That's very cool!

Glad to hear the mold thing is manageable and equally glad you don't have to part with the LQ trailer. I would kill for one of those. LOL

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, girl I go on vacation, come back and you are buying a HOUSE!! a RANCH!!!! How exciting!! I am so excited for you guys! The place looks great, even in all the snow! I bet you will have it looking awesome in no time! Congrats!

Danielle Michelle said...

Just catching up! Yeah! Great news!

Baretta looks fantastic! Just keep up with the trimming. My little guy is exactly the same. Amazing what trimming can do isn't it?

BTW - She's going to be a BIG girl it looks like! Are the pics doing her true justice?