The short sale was a pain. It went on for 6 months. I almost walked away twice. Once, when the bank refused to fix the roof. Only when I said I don't want it anymore, they took the roof repair cost off of the house. Next, they missed the closing date and they tried to extend it again--due to complications with my travels and apartment, I told them I couldn't buy the house if they missed the closing date for the second time. Then, suddenly, they hurried up and closed the deal.
We've been living in the house for two months now and love it so far. It's nice to be able to do what we want and dream of designing the interior, exterior, and the yard.
There will be more pics as we get more work done on the house. Currently, it still has the old paint (purple and yellow? Yikes) and not much furniture. There's certainly a long list of chores now!
In Seattle, we don't get a lot of sun... so it cheers me up to have lots of windows:
Here is my still empty office. Check out the purple carpet--blech! Can't wait to get rid of that thing:
Just bought this dining table from my friend Kyle--he makes neat furniture. This one is made out of maple:
Here is how the roof looked before. We got a new metal roof and I think it looks prettier now:
That's all for now. More pics as things progress!