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Old 11-30-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Maine
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We bought a house today! We have been renting and house hunting for a while now. We finally found what we were looking for. It has been a long road full of potholes and bumps but we finally closed.

The house is about 85 years old and needs cosmetics, but we look forward to making it ours. Unfortunately we found the roof leaking in the walk in closet tonight. Not sure what that is about but not happy about it. Nobody seemed to have noticed before now. The sellers sure knew it was there as you can see where they tried to cover it up. They should have disclosed it but didn't. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

We are about to find out how to use a pellet stove. We have used wood stoves before but never a pellet stove. It was not supposed to come with the house but after all of the issues we have had with this process, we got it conveyed.

Tonight we scrubbed the kitchen. Tomorrow on to more cleaning and moving. We are tired but happy.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:31 PM
 
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Congratulations, and I hope the place turns out to be good for you! I've used pellet stoves before and always did enjoy them. It sure is handy carrying fuel in 40 lb bags. Good luck with the new house!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Limestone
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Congrats ! Always a good feeling moving into your own home
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Congratulations juststoppinby. Check with your Buyer's Agent, if you used the Purchase and Sale Agreement from the Maine Association of REALTORS, check paragraph 17 for your Mediation options. I'd also check with your building inspector too. Did you get a written estimate with photos from the roof?
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Congrats! Check the chimney and flashing. We ended up putting in a new chimney and reflashing the roof to stop a leak we had in a closet. $2500.00 for the chimney and flashing,$1800 for two stainless steel liners, $200 for a chimney cap and $500.00 in sheet rock repair.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Good luck on the house. It sounds nice. Pellet stoves are really easy to use.

Get up in the attic to find the leak. It may not just be coming down intto the closet, but running down the roof from somewhere.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Maine
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There is no attic, the upstairs is a dormer. Nobody picked up on the leak before last night. The sellers knew though because there is an attempt at repair. They are surely not going to help with the cost of repair as they were losing the house to foreclosure if it had not closed yesterday. They actually had to bring money to closing. We have someone coming to look at it this weekend. Thankfully we also have family in the roofing business. It just makes me mad that people do things like this. I was in real estate for several years and have seen it all but when it is personal it feels different.
Oh well..on to putting our touches on our new home.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Congrats on the new house. Glad to hear it went well enough. All have their drawbacks/troubles. Definately check the chimney. Chimney fires are no fun.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Cashtown, PA
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Ah, foreclosure. I think that folks, banks under foreclosure are not bound by regular laws as far as disclosure is concerned. Good thing is, you proibably got the house for alot less than it would have been had it sold under a realtor.

Last edited by medievalbooks; 12-01-2009 at 05:42 AM.. Reason: spelling early in morning...baddd.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Maine
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We did buy the house through a Realtor. It was not in forclosure but would have been as of today according to the bank. The sellers listed it hoping to sell it and help save their credit somewhat.
We will move forward and be happy that we finally found what we were looking for and deal with issues as they arise. Hopefully we won't find many more surprises. We had a plumber check the plumbing, a boiler man check the boiler and an electrician check all of the electrical. I will go over there now and continue cleaning and just be happy to have my own home again!
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