Friday, October 03, 2008



It's official. The bank has accepted our offer on House #8... 705 Chesterfield Lane, North Aurora. We don't have the completed contract yet... but will hopefully on Monday. There is a furnace issue dealing with getting a 2nd quote and other assorted details before we will be ready to sign the final contract.

It's a great little house. But it needs some serious work... about $27,000 worth of work. It needs a furnace, some plumbing work, new floors throughout (both tile and carpet), paint, drywall fixed in a couple of place, appliances and a few other things). But it's really a great deal and we're really excited about giving it new life.

It's a foreclosure property and so we're working towards a short close date of October 25th. Part of doing that is for a couple of reasons. First, it's going to need some work. So the quicker we close, the quicker we can get to the work and the quicker we can move in. We have to give 60 days notice at our apartment complex and so that will work out perfectly (if it all goes to plan). We've also got a couple of things coming up and it would be great to be in before the Holidays... we actually talked this morning about Christmas Lights outside!!! So it should be fun.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath split level home with a 2 car garage. The main level features a living room and eat-in dining room with kitchen. The family room, bedroom #3 (which we'll likely use as a den), and a full bath is down stairs. There is a basement (with hot water tank, washer and dryer, etc) on
down in an unfinished part that we might make into a game room someday. Upstairs is the Master Bedroom, bedroom #2 and a full bath. The house size is approximately 1500 square feet. So, it's nice size, but not too bad. And it's got a pretty good size backyard that is unfenced (that's the neighbor's fence in the picture below). The house itself is on a subdivision with no through streets... so it seems pretty quiet.

So... It's moving ahead!!! I've talked with our Realtor the last couple of days (while in California) ironing out the final details. Looks fun.

Here's the pictures... Just so you know:
#1 - Outside from street
#2 - Kitchen and Living Room looking up from Family Room
#3 - Kitchen from Eat-In-Dining area
#4 - Family Room from EIDR
#5 - Backyard
(I would have put pics of the bedrooms... but empty rooms are empty rooms.)

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of our (hopefully) new home. More pictures to come as we begin the remodel hopefully in a few weeks.



  1. Congrats, man. That sounds like a mountain of repairs, and I wouldn't have the fortitude to take 'em on. But I do congratulate you on it.


  2. Awesome...I am excited for you and your wife. Glad it all worked out!