Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Welcome to the money pit!

It only took a very long 72 days but we finally closed on the house this morning. If you're not familiar with the house here are some details:

6 bedrooms
3 1/2 baths
2 car garage
1 full acre in Columbia, MD

Don't let the numbers above fool you - this is a fixer upper with a lot of work that needs to be completed but it also has a lot of potential. This is the reason we are calling it the Skocik Money Pit - it just reminds us too much of the movie.

For an example of the money pit in action so far: My parents came down this past weekend to see the house and we were in the master bedroom. My dad went to open the blinds on one of the windows and as he was pulling on the cord the entire thing fell to the ground. At the same time this happened, the cover on the baseboard radiator fell off with a loud clang.

We are planning on using this blog to keep friends and family up to date on the progress of the house repairs - especially since there are so many. With the type of mortgage we have the work needs to be completed by June 7, 2010. Hopefully we'll be able to move in before that but only time will tell.

You can see some "before" photos on our shutterfly site: http://kristyandchrisphotos.shutterfly.com/

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