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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

House Pictures!

Today was our inspection and aside from a few minor issues, it went well!  And I managed to ge a few good pictures of the upstairs of the house.  Unfortunately, one of the guys that live there was home, so I wasn't able to get pictures of the downstairs.


These are the bedrooms that we'll be sleeping in, all upstairs.  The green room will be our room, since it's the largest, the white room will be Zoe's room, and then the blue room will be Ruthie's.  The room is REALLY dark as you can see, and I actually had to adjust the levels in photoshop because all you could see was the window and that's it.  I guess the light coming into the bedroom is why the flash didn't go off.  They are decent sized bedrooms, since the bed in the white room is a queen size.


Here is the front room and upstairs bathroom.  I took the picture of the front room from the hallway leading back to the bedroom and bathroom.  It's a decent sized front room, but we currently have no plans on actually using it as a living space, Jeff wants to put down a huge track to race cars... we'll see about that, however that bay window is GREAT, especially for a Christmas tree.  And the bathroom has been updated and painted the same neutral tan as the front room.  The floors match the tile on the wall... I htink it's the same tile but I'm not sure.  And while I'm a HUGE fan of our Spongebob Squarepants shower curtain.. I have to say I'm a really big fan of that dark red shower curtain.



Here's the kitchen from three different angles.  The first picture is from the same spot (but me turned slightly) that I took the picture of the front room from.  You can see the door frame on the left side of the picture, that's the back door that leads out to the carport and the back side of the house.  I took the next two pictures in the corner you see to the right of the window in the first picture.  Again, it's got updated cabinets, counter tops and flooring, with the same tile that's in the bathroom.  Oh and in the second picture, on the right that's the stairwell that leads to the basement.  The walls of the basement are painted in the exact same color as the living room, upstairs bathroom and front room.. very boring but it really does work.  And the countertops aren't granite even though they look like it; they are just regular laminate countertops made to look like granite, which I love.


And these two pictures were taken outside obviously!  This is the backyard, the carport is to the left.. you can sort of see the back corner where the dish is at.  We're planning to fence it in, since we have discussed getting a dog, however I want a fence up first before we get a dog for very obvious reasons.  And the last picture is of me on the roof!  There's some soft spots on the roof, and I went up with the inspector to see where they are at.  There's not a lot of soft spots, and the roof did pass inspection; however based on the information I gave my dad and based on what I saw up there, the subroofing was done with 1/4 inch plywood when they should have used 1/2 inch plywood.  I was nervous about the pitch of the roof and it having leaking issues with the shingles, however my dad also confirmed that its 3-12 pitch, which is the lowest pitch allowable with shingles without having issues with leaking.  The roof has about 5-10 years left on it, so we're gonna have to make plans on replacing the roof in the next few years.

I'm really sad I was unable to get more pictures of the rest of the house, but since the guy was home, I didn't want to be the weirdo with a camera.  Of course, those pictures will eventually come, don't worry!

4 comments:

Butler Family said...

That is so exciting! !I know I keep saying it but seriously having a house all to yourselves and not living in stupid apartments is so NICE!!!! How much was the house?

Mrs. Hayford said...

We're getting the house for $167,000 and the original asking price was $174,900.

Butler Family said...

Wow that is pretty good. So your monthly payments should be pretty cheap then?

Mrs. Hayford said...

We're thinking about $1,150 a month for everything including mortgage, property taxes and insurance.