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KellyGa    Posted 02-12-2005 at 06:41:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thought I would drop in and give everybody an update on getting the property. :) Mostly all good news.

We went out yesterday to sign our half of the contract. I took our agent some nice fresh eggs, she really liked that. We sat down and got everything in order, Ian signed everything. As we were leaving, we were talking and just going on about things with the agent, the listing agent, Danny comes in and says,

"You won't believe who just called to see what property for the third time!"

Maryann says "Who?" (Thats our agent)

He says "Well, those people that have looked at Little Harmony road just called, said they wanted to look at the 31 acres again, one more time, this will be the third time, and then sit down and draw up a contract to make an offer"

We were stunned, lol, and relieved.

Danny told them he was sorry, but the property was sold now. They about had a conniption fit! They were like "WHA??? WHAT? How? When?" I am sorry for them, but so happy for us. They are still thinking of putting in a back up contract if ours falls through, but there isn't a snowballs chance in you know where that that will be happening, especially since what happened, happened out there at the property.

We were to meet an exterminator out there to chekc for termites and write us a termite letter so we would have one for closing. The old guy that owns the property wouldn't foot the bill for one, he said it was a waste of time, that he knew there weren't any termites out there. YEAH RIIIIGHT.

Down on the lowest corner of the wooden skirting (most of it is stone skirting, but there is an addition onto the mobile home, and its wooden panelling) it had gotten damp, and also, the old guy threw all kinds of wook under the dang house, which attracted termites! So, the place has termites, lying old man.

Well, we have to have that letter for closing, and the place had to be treated. Luckily, there was no real structural damage. Nothing will have to be replaced, the place will just have to be treated and all the wood under the hosue removed, which the exterminator will do, for a price.

Cedartown is a little town, and I advocate supporting the little man, the local guy, so we are using him. He says he is fair with his pricing, and he seemed like a nice honest guy, and he is running what was his dads business. His dad is still alive, but in bad health. The total is determined by the square footage that has to be treated, which I assume will be the entire place. So, we are forking out $930 dollars to have this done. Sigh...good thing we got 5000 dollars off the original asking price, eh? This will get done sometime next week.

Before he discovered the termites, he discovered about a 7 or 8 pound possum, lol. He had gone under the house to check the wiring, water heater, etc and came face to face with one. It didnt seem to bother him one bit, the thing was hissing at him and went up into some insulation, well, he was just gonna reach up in there and pull the thing out by its tail! I told Maryann about it, and she said yeah, out here these country folks aren't scared of anything, lol.

Anyway, we went to a BBQ place, told to be the best in town, and it was, man I have a weakness for BBQ! Then we headed for home.

This time, when we went out there, it felt like we were almost home. The exterminator guy even said he could hook me up with a couple of cows around there, cool Eh? :)

Anyway, thats all so far...let y'all know more later. Going to take pics of the babies today. :) Y'all have a wonderful day!

Mike in tn    Posted 02-12-2005 at 14:47:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great for you Kelly. I am soo glad that you took the high road and got the property. You got some advise that would have landed you in a lawsuit and not have got the property. You have used good judgement. Common sense and doing the right thing pays off in the end.

deadcarp    Posted 02-12-2005 at 09:05:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup i think termite inspection is universal now - years ago we went to redo a kitchen on a fancy tudor(steep roof) house on toluca lake in cal. started tearing out a window & the whole wall was floppy - turned out there was 1 old form stake leaning on 1 pillar down below, and the termites had used it for a bridge - (6" of masonry will stop them) it was hollow & we had to replace the whole 2-story wall. most people don't know it but i'd bet 1/3 of the houses in the country have termites - somewhere. :)

Cynthia    Posted 02-12-2005 at 08:05:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can't tell you how excited I am for you. Thanks for the update plus I am learning so much from your updates. Congratulations!!!!!!
When it is all done I would love to see pictures.
Have a great weekend!
We are working this weekend on getting our house ready to sell. YUCK!

Alias    Posted 02-12-2005 at 06:50:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
My heavens, didn't I tell you not to worry. If it's meant to be it'll be.

A word of caution, possums and mice and other nocturnal invaders can eat into wiring and cause fires. so, be very careful and inspect every inch of wire under that old house.

Don't get suckered into leasing any land to production farmers. They use herbicides and pesticides that have lingering effect on the land.

I'm happy as anything for you.......gfp

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