Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Step by Step

Our loan approval went through. Even though we were pre-approved and were shopping within our means, there was still a bit of anxiety surrounding this particular step in the process. Okay, I'll be honest, I will probably experience some anxiety with every step until we finish the renovation, move into, and have the other units rented in the building.

We will continue to dance a Cachucha, Fandango, Bolero. 

We got back into town yesterday and were back visiting with our lender, a.k.a. providing more documentation and signatures.  The property appraised and the survey was completed with only one little hick-up. One of the only structural elements we weren't planning on renovating was a wood deck on the rear of the property. This item however has to go now; it was never permitted. This has lead me to day dream about yet another aspect of renovation - gardening.

My cousin's Manhattan roof top herb garden has me drooling.

Some not so "ah" producing moments happened when we got to look through some of the pictures from the appraisal and I have to say, the interior didn't look any better on camera than I remembered it. Oh well. It's nothing some serious sweat, muscle, and cleaver design can't tackle.

Yet, we still have a way to go. I learned that up until our close date we'll need to provide regular updates on our income. We'll be seeing much more of our lender and his little dog who get's to hang out in the office. I think next time we head in for a "visit" we'll bring our pup for a play date. 

In other news: The packing has begun. We're living optimistically and moving forward.