Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cute Pictures

I finally got a chance to download some cute pictures of the boys from the last few days. Some of them really show off their new hair cuts which I am still in love with! We have only put gel in it the first day and ever since then their hair has pretty much stayed sticking up.

As for an update with the townhouse...

There has been a lot going on the last few days since we had the inspection and decided we were definitely going to buy the townhouse. We have met with our new lender and we are getting locked in at a 5% fixed rate with an FHA loan which is great. We signed the paperwork last night for the loan and they are ordering the appraisal. We have also gotten out home owner's insurance all worked out through Nationwide insurance and they have contacted our lender to get the papers they need. We are scheduling a meeting to sign paperwork with them before closing. I am waiting on a call back from the title company we have chosen to use. Our realtor got us in contact with this title company because she has worked with them before and they have a great flat rate going on for this month that we were able to get.

The inspector did find that there is aluminum wiring in the house which was common for when the house was built (1971). He said it is not a big deal, but is known to be a fire hazard. After doing some research Ben and I have decided this will be our big ticket item for the house. We have contacted an electrician and Ben will be meeting him at the house tomorrow to get an estimate on how much it will cost to switch out the aluminum. Other than that everything is cosmetic and we will slowly work on those things.

We are hoping to do the cleaning, painting, and minor fixes (new locks, fix a few windows, etc) done the first weekend after closing so that we can move in the first weekend of April. It really all depends on how much we are able to get done that weekend after closing though.