Thursday, January 28, 2010

Inspectors, Contractors, Lawyers, Oh My!

I'm starting to realize how much work the next 2 months is going to be! Searching for, buying and closing on a house has got to be one of the most stressful things we've ever been through. Since the hubster is busy at work during the day making money so we can eat :) - I don't want to bog him down too much with all he has to do. I should be able to handle this, right? Err... Don't answer that!

I've been contacting inspectors to come check the place out. Apparently there are all these RULES for getting things done from this point on. The inspection has to be completed within 7 days from yesterday and this has to be completed by then and that by bla bla bla. They already lost me so I'm just going to focus on one task at a time. The first inspector quoted me $674 for the inspection and $158 for an additional radon inspection - what the?! I had no idea how expensive this stuff was?! So now I'm frantically shopping around for inspectors and getting asked a bunch of questions I should know the answer to but need to look up like the heat in the house, the year it was built etc.

The contractors start by saying they want to see the place first and will give us an estimate within a week. We don't have a week people! I need answers yesterday! So hubs agreed to let them all come out on Saturday - let them see each other - "the competition" and all and we can just pick one who is going to give us the quickest  estimate and best price to get what we want done. I know these contractors are real guy GUYS but I really liked the ones who  said they will show me pictures of what they've done and referrals from homeowners they've worked with and even a chance to go check out some work they've done in homes - that's how much some owners loved them. See. that's what I'm talking bout - a I need a little personal touch, some visuals, a joke here or there - now those are the people that are going to get my business! 

The attorneys aren't calling me back. I shouldn't complain - I know what the workload is like but jeez I have so much else waiting on the line here.

So. Much. Work. Crossing my fingers it doesn't put me into early labor! :/

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