Last night, our fifth real estate deal fell through.
Jay and I are at a loss. Our house has been on the market too long and none of the deals we attempt seem to be working out. We think this is because the house needs too much work and buyers are afraid of that.
As a result, we have decided to take our house off the market to embark on a four month complete renovation to the house, with selling it in mind. The list is incredibly long (and expensive) but here it is:
- exterior painting
- window capping, soffit & fascia
- landscaping project
- window box on front window
INTERIOR ODDS & ENDS
|Install new tile fireplace surround|
|Remove carpet from stairs, re-finish.|
|Re-finish hardwood in hallway & paint front door|
|Paint office, wainscotting, window.|
|Install new light fixture in dining room.|
- new cabinetry
- new appliances
- hood vent
- open shelving
- tile floor, backsplash
- remove portion of wall
- install peninsula
- remove wall board
- install pedestal sink from upstairs bath
- new faucet
- floor tile
- new vanity, faucet and mirror
- new tub, faucet and showerhead
- glass panel
- tile flooring, backsplash, tub surround
- new toilet
- new accessories
To be honest, neither one of us have felt very good about listing the house without finishing it first. That's not the way we've had success at real estate in the past. Both of us have been itching to do these projects over the last three months but with our house on the market, we couldn't. Now, we're ready to get to work.
The upside? The radio silence around here will end! Lots of great before, in progress and after posts.