Friday 24 June 2011

House progress

For those who have asked about the progress of our house selling....

The real estate market has been a bit quiet.  We had an editorial in The Age last week and that definitely generated a little interest.  We've had a few inspections, and another tomorrow, but no offers yet.  One couple asked for a copy of the S32 so we hope that's a positive sign.  Lucky we aren't in a hurry.

We settle on the house we bought up the street next week.  We got the key from the owner today and went up and spent some time looking around and planning what needs to be done.  We need to prepare for Coco and the chicken family, to insulate the place, and put in a new wood heater.  I'm not spending hundreds of dollars on electricity heating the place with a portable heater (which is what the tenants must have done)!  Plus, Mick will partition the single huge bedroom into two so I have a little office/sewing room. That's the bare essentials. Then there will be removing the wall between lounge room and kitchen, painting, evaporative cooling, carpet for the bedrooms and lounge room, moving the stove and installing a range-hood, cutting down a tree that blocks the light from the living room (it's a fairly dark house as it is), a couple of over-cupboards in the kitchen, cutting out a clump of blackberry from the garden, and eventually a new front fence.  We'll get there!

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