So, we did it! We bought our very first home! It's a really lovely and cute cape cod on a beautiful and safe suburban street with an elementary school and a junior high school just a few blocks away. There's a one-car garage and quite a big, fenced-in backyard.
It definitely needs some doing up but nothing major as far as we know. We got a really great deal though and we qualify for the first-time home buyers' tax credit. We should have the inspection next week, assuming the bank gets the utilities turned on for us by then, and then close in mid-August. We're planning to have some overlap with our rental lease so that we can get in the house, have the trees trimmed, paint some rooms, and do the floors (planning to sand down and re-stain the hardwood in the bedrooms, but the sitting room, kitchen, and bathroom floors are already done) before even moving our stuff. :)
Painting Loose with Water Mixable Oils
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