For about 7 years I’ve have been stuck screen printing clothing out of my apartment, all too small to be performing such work in. Unsightly ink smudges all over the sink with screens and paper towel everywhere, after while it can drive someone nuts (my girlfriend). Well, it looks like that’s all about to change as we are about to buy a house.
After looking at a handful of houses that were just not for us, and one house that I was actually angry that they had the nerve to show us, this old house above ended up being the one that we both fell in love with. It was built in 1880 and is loaded with potential but we all know potential means tons of work. We decided to go with the 203k FHA loan which basically lets us take out extra money in the mortgage so that we can make repairs, which in this case is the non-existent kitchen and the awful, unfinished, bathroom. There is some sagging in the house from it being so old and our inspector also noticed some support beams in the basement that were unacceptable. The original beams were rotted out completely and were no longer holding up the house like they were supposed to. So with that information, we held our firm position in that we were not going to get the house unless the buyer repaired the beams. Our overaggressive and sometimes offensive buyers agent went in full swing and before we knew it, the posts were already being repaired. We go and look at the finished work Tuesday so we will see if they are done correctly. The same people that did work on the rest of the house are fixing the posts which is sort of unnerving because the other work they did was terrible. We shall see! Can’t wait to fix up the new Super Sweet Shirt, Co. studio!
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