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Finally We Agree and Other Great News

May 24th, 2012 at 07:07 pm

We have finally signed a final agreement with the buyers on the home repairs. We will hire a contractor to resecure the deck, and reset and caulk protruding nails. We will personally paint the caulked areas. We will not be replacing the interior door.

I had the contractor revise the estimate, which came down from $2300, to about $1600. I realized he still had painting included. He revised it again to $1200. I finally said that is too much. Can you get closer to $800? He said he could do $800 worth of repairs. I said, yes!!

This means the contractor may not get to all the nails, but we can pop a few in and caulk while we are up painting. The buyer will still get a receipt from the contractor for repairs and the work will still get done.

Oh and the really great news...my husband graduated from his class and is driving back home!! I might actually see him tomorrow...or early on Saturday. Enjoy your extended weekend!

6 Responses to “Finally We Agree and Other Great News”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Yay! Double Yay!
    Have a great weekend to you too. Big Grin

  2. mamasita Says:

    Yes! Now you can really enjoy the long weekend with your family!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Whew! And congrats to your husband.

  4. snafu Says:

    Fantastic news! It must be such a relief to have all the house selling details wrapped up. Congratulations to DH for his accomplishment. This will be a memorable Memorial weekend; enjoy your celebration

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Awesome news! And congrats to your hubby too! Enjoy your long weekend! Smile

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yay! That is fantastic news all around. Smile

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