Since my last update things have been progressing slowly.
We’re working with a licensed Master Electrician to rewire the entire house this summer. We had planned to have it done by July, but I’m not sure that’s going to work out the way we had planned. We’re struggling to get the contractor to give us the quote for the three bathrooms. Once we get that we can work on the rest of it. The cabinets we have can be refinished and we’ll replace the appliances & counter tops and all the drywall.
Then we’ll replace all the doors, put up a new railing on the stairs, then get someone out to do the lead based paint abatement (this is going to be expensive). Once all that is done, we can get the carpet guy to come deal with all the carpeting.
This could be done before the end of the year, if we can get things moving. But we don’t have a whole lot of time to waste. We need to get this house rented so we can work on purchasing our own home.
Once it’s no longer a liability, then we’ll be on the road to home-ownership as a married couple. It will be amazing to have a house to call our own. But I won’t get my hopes up again this time, until we have gotten the husband’s house either sold or rented through section8.
I just wanted to give a quick update.
Hopefully things will start falling into place for us sooner than later.