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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Status of the Jetplanes Real Estate Empire...

If you read this blog, you will know that the Jetplanes are moving to Idaho and we put an offer in that was accepted on a house. We had the standard inspection done on Tuesday and there were only minimal issues, the house was built in the late 80s, so we anticipated some small details.

The house has a wooden shingled roof, a roof that we had never seen before, so we had a roof inspector come out and do an inspection. It was only $50. A general inspector will not provide you a detailed roof inspection, so we chose to pay for an additional inspection. Well it turns out this inspector actually did an inspection on this roof for the home owners last year and replaced several of the shingles. He gives the roof a 5 years or more (with maintenance) rating. Well, that is not good enough for us.

So needless to say, we've submitted another amended offer on the house last night. This might be a deal breaker if we can't come to some compromise. We've been up front and honest with our agent telling her we have concerns about the roof. I think our agent thinks we're crazy or delusional or something. It feels like she thinks we're too demanding or expecting too much. That's fine, but we're not buying a house that will need a new roof in 5 years, that my friend just ain't happening...unless you show us some money...

Oh and THANK YOU all so much for the birthday wishes, I really appreciate it. And on a total side note...guess who got carded while ordering a drink at dinner last night...this lady!!!

UPDATE: The seller has agreed to put on a whole new roof. Ask and you shall receive... we are SHOCKED and so HAPPY!!!

8 comments:

Muffy said...

LOVE that title! Hope you can get everything figured out with the house! Five years is NOT promising!

Young Mom/Wife said...

Holy Cow that is awesome! I would be nervous of a wooden shingled roof too.

Ash and Matt said...

That's great news! There are definitely benefits to buying in this economy, aren't there?

PS-I'm an Air Force wife in California who just barely found your blog. I look forward to reading more!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Praying that all your house stuff works out!

Stefanie said...

We have a wooden shingle roof on our house. It's the only one our agent every came across. We did a VA loan on the mortgage, and they did inspect the roof. Aparently, there was damage to the roof, and unless the shingles that were damaged were replaced, the VA wasn't going to fund us. So, we had to come up with compromises, too, to get this house.

Are you even sure you are going to stay in ID for 5 years?!? My husband's AF and we were told we would move every 4 years, at the latest. Well, we havent hit the 4 year mark at any of our duty stations. We've only been here 2, and anticipate moving next year. If we don't, then this will be the first time we've been somewhere for 4 years!

Good luck with the house!

Anonymous said...

Those roofs are very expensive...you really lucked out!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Yay! That's great about getting the new roof!

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

Congrats on the house and the new roof!!!!

And how awesome that you got carded! That never happens to me anymore. I miss it. :-)

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