Once we received the executed contract we were on the clock to get the inspection done during the 10 day option period. Thankfully our realtor was on the ball with one of her contacts and was able to set that up right before the 4th of July holiday. There was nothing major from the inspection which was good news, but there were lots of smaller items that we'll need to take care of soon (cracked window, pest control, fix some sprinkler heads).
Another view from the dining room
There was some back and forth with the seller on the repair amendment because we asked for repair of the A/C unit (which is working, but working like a 14 year old system). Unfortunately, the sellers would only agree to a minimum concession for the repairs, to put in new air filters and to have the A/C serviced (but not repaired). We're hoping that it will at least hold out until the winter months so we can get a deal when we do replace it.
A better view of the kitchen
Other than that, the loan application has been submitted and the appraisal has been ordered. We've received the title work and HOA documents and are just waiting on the seller to provide the survey.
On the plus side, we've been able to make a couple of additional trips to see the house during this time (a great chance for me to take even more pictures like the ones in this post). One of those trips included showing the house to my brother and his girlfriend. They loved the house and Dennis became a little addicted with the butler's pantry.
In our free time we've been busy calling all of the companies that will need to be set up with the home purchase (utilities, security, electric, gas, our contractor, pest control, cable, etc). It seems like that list never ends! Although secretly, the list maker part of me is loving writing and rewriting all these to do lists and potential service company's pros and cons lists.
If you have purchased a house did it feel like you had a lot to get done before closing?