Monday, October 18, 2010

Trepidation

Major hurdles have been jumped - we have been approved.  The inspection happened this morning, so we began another round of negotiations with the seller.  The roof was replaced about 10 years ago, but it was replaced incorrectly and some parts are now deteriorating.  Rather than patch the roof and maybe coax another year out of it, we'd like to just replace it.  Our realtor tells us that a metal roof on a manufactured home runs about $5k, so we've asked for a credit of $2500 toward replacing the roof.  There's a roofing contractor in our ward and we'll get a quote from him for replacement.  There are about $800 worth of plumbing fixes needed, which we are also negotiating for, plus a few mobile-home specific things like replacing the moisture barrier underneath. We'll have to get quotes for all of this stuff so we know how much of an escrow credit to ask for.  The house belonged to an older lady who has gone to live with her children inland, so they will probably prefer to have us handle the repairs rather than keep coming out here to do it themselves.

Since we'll get some tax credits if we replace the windows before December 31st, the windows and the front-room flooring will be our first priorities.  I'm scared as heck.

6 comments:

samandholly said...

Scared as heck? Such language!

samandholly said...

But seriously, good luck!

Jessica said...

Scared, excited- did I ever mention that my second child was born 9 months after we moved into our first house? Ya gots ta be careful with all that energy and tension or who knows what will happen!

colleeeen said...

Jessica, SHUT YOUR MOUTH.

Stephanie said...

tee hee. energy and tension.

Good luck to you - you'll be fine.

Kathryn said...

I'm seriously laughing over your friend Jessica's comment. Our second child was born 9 months after we sold our mobile home and decided to rent. We also had a lot of energy and tension before that move. Glad to know we aren't the only ones.