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Our House is a very, very, very, fine house…

Sorry, putting on my real estate investor hat on for this post…

So…this is how my day went…

9:00 a.m. Met with the Appraiser at the house I am buying… Nice guy – put up with me pointing out absolutley everything nice about the house (Nice House = Nice Appraisal = more money to pay for the rehab).

12:00 p.m. Met with Contractor #1… Nice guy – put up with me pointing out absolutely everything bad about the house (Actually, he’s bidding for my work…he has to be nice).

2:00 p.m. Met with the Inspector… Nice guy – HE pointed out everything nice about the house…and a few bad things, but nothing major thank God. He actually told me I had a good deal – Big Relief, I can go back to sleeping nights.

5:00 p.m.  Met with Contractor #2… Nice guy – he too put up with me pointing out absolutely everything bad about the house; he too is bidding for my work.

The final wild card is the septic system, but the neighbor recalled that it was repaired recently (or at least she remembers the smell!).

I was joking about the not sleeping nights. I did my homework in advance, which I guess is today’s moral.

When I first met with the owner I walked the house. Then, the next time I met with the owner, I walked the house. Finally, I arranged some time to REALLY walk the house, while talking with the owner about the house.

Regardless of what you do for a living, surprises tend to be expensive.


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