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A tale of two home inspections…

My home inspection for the house I plan to buy was conducted Friday. It took about 2hours and produced a nice report. Some things I already knew… Original Windows need to be replaced, AC unit is 3 years old; Roof is about the same.

Some things were a surprise. No outlet in upstairs bathroom (I think [...]

Days on Market…… Active Again!

I can’t believe its been almost a month since my last post….

Needless, to say the 2nd bank coming out of the woodwork threw a major wrench into the process. They seemed very against the offer …. at one point 2nd bank declared they had an appraisal that was $140K over my offer so [...]

Update on the House Hunting….

It’s been exactly 3 weeks since I put an offer in on the above house. And it has been a complete roller coaster since. I put my offer together Thursday evening… and since the price had been drastically reduced just the previous Tuesday I strongly suspected that I wouldn’t hear a response until [...]

Crime in the suburbs… Part II

So yesterday I got this lovely email from my community email group…

(Oh… MOM… stop reading…. NOW!!!)
WEST COUNTYArmed robbery

Two masked men robbed a man at knife-point near an Odenton apartment (actually it was a condo) complex Thursday night, county police said.

The man told police he was walking in the 2400 block of Chestnut Terrace at about [...]

House Hunting… is hard!

When I bought my condo about 7 years ago it was easy… Location… Good, Floorplan… Good, Here’s some money… see you in 9 months! (It was like having a baby! Except the house was ready 2 months early :P)

So with the accepted offer on my condo it was now time to really [...]

So I expanded my house search…

To include Virginia…

Specifically .. Alexandria, and possibly Arlington