Whew! Our home inspection is over and it went really well! Of course there is a laundry list of things we need to repair, but nothing major (or too expensive). So now we really are just steps away from buying our first home! Because this house was built in 1934 and is mostly wood, I went ahead and had a termite inspection too. No problems there either! Everything is really starting to move relatively smoothly on this home now, despite the rocky start.
Now we are just waiting on the seller (the bank) to sign back on the contract so we can get the ball rolling on our mortgage. In the meantime, I have been running around like mad, gathering documents, scanning, emailing and calling people. I heard someone say before that buying a house is like a full time job, and I have to say I sort of agree! Between all of the necessary stuff (finding insurance, preparing documents..actually looking at the homes) and the not so necessary stuff (spending hours thinking about what color paint to use in the kitchen) it really takes all of your time.
Well, the sooner the bank signs this contract back, the sooner we can move into this house, so I am just keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly from here on out and the bank will hurry up and sign this thing!