A little house news: the inspection happened today, and we've gotten the summary by e-mail. It's a little discouraging, although I'm hoping that we'll rebound, as this house was feeling increasingly right for us. But the inspection report reminds us of all the reasons why Politica thought we'd never love th house: there are various hinges not working right, there are cracked windows, there are some rotting clapboards around the house, there are windows that don't open, and various other signs of a house that was not built incredibly sturdily in the first place and that hasn't been particularly well-maintained. We already knew we'd start redoing the bathrooms and kitchen appliances and flooring. The inspection report reveals problems with electricity (the biggest issue is that the main fuse box isn't properly grounded), and a host of various other problems that will take time and money to fix. Sigh.
We'll be working on our response to the inspection later--hard to know what the seller's going to want to do, but we'll find out.
Next, the appraisal. Still waiting on that.