Thursday, February 24, 2005

Spooky video!

This is a car advertisement from somewhere. When they finished filming the ad, the people who made it noticed something moving along the side of the car, like a ghostly white mist, they also heard weird noises. The ad was never put on TV because the unexplained ghostly phenomenon frightened the production team out of their wits. Watch it and about halfway look and you will see the white mist crossing in front of the car then following it along the road and you will hear the weird noises. . . spooky!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Well, it’s official. We are home owners once again.

We actually closed on the 18th, and are moving in on the 26th. Got all the utilities turned on and Brighthouse coming out on the 1st of March so we can watch TV and surf the net again. Can’t wait!!! Tracy got the keys this morning, and dropped off the check for the Refrigerator and they were moving their stuff out while she was there, so we know they’ll be out by the time we go to move in. It’s actually been a pleasure dealing with them, they’ve been nothing but nice to us. That makes things so much easier.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Magic VS Hornets

Looks like another nail-biter. The Magic won a tough game against the Hornets, the worst team in the league. Glad I missed it. Actually, I blame myself for them losing so much recently. Since I’ve been living with relatives, I’ve watched 2 games at the house in the passed two months. Before I moved, I watched just about every game and they were doing great. So as soon as I get settled into the new house, the Magic will start winning again. I hope… You got to wonder if the trade, Kristy for Mobley was a bad move. Kind of broke up the team chemistry. We’ll see. They have to get ready for the second half of the season which is separated by the NBA all star weekend. This is when teams really get serious, and start playing better basketball. By this time most teams are used to one another, and start meshing. The Magic definitely need to do the same.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Deep Throat returns to the theaters

With its toned down “R” rating, you can bring the kids!

Monday, February 07, 2005


The seller is going to sell us the house for what it appraised for: $205,000 That’s a great deal for this place. We're pretty happy with that. We really didn’t think they were going to go down that low, but I’m guessing that they’re motivated to get into another place.

So today was the home inspection and it went well. No Termites!!! Everything else looked good too. There are a few cosmetic repairs that need to be done, but they seem simple enough. Now we need to look into getting a refrigerator, washer and dryer, and some living room furniture. That's the fun part :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Here we go again!!

I can’t believe this crap!!!

Is in even possible to purchase a house for a fair price these days? The last house that we just made an offer on did not appraise! We don’t know what it appraised for yet, but it may be significantly lower than what the seller originally was asking, so we don’t how they’ll react. Part of me just wants to buy it anyway because we like it and we really need a house. But on the other hand, we don’t want to over-pay either. This sucks. The best thing that can happen is that it appraises for just under what the seller was asking so it wont be that bug a deal for them to lower the price and get the deal done. If it appraises much lower, we may have problems because the seller may have been counting on that money for their next house, and need to try to find someone else that’s willing to pay that price for the house. Either way, he’s under a bit more stress than we are since he HAS TO sell this house to purchase his new house. He even scheduled the closing on his new house on the same day we’re closing on the one he’s selling. So, we’ll see what happens. My Realtor is supposed to call me this afternoon with the exact numbers. The appraiser could only tell us that the house didn’t appraise, she didn’t have the paper work on her so she didn’t know the exact price. So that’s that. Now we just have to wait and see what the seller says.

Something else I learned: The seller put a lot of work into the house so that’s why he was asking for the $219,500.00 even though the last sale in that area for the same size house was only 200k. He put in a new Kitchen that supposedly cost him 30k, new roof, new plumbing, new tile throughout the house. Well, apparently this stuff doesn’t add a whole lot of value to a house. Sure it will make it sell faster, but it will not make the property worth much more than a house that didn’t have these things done. It does help a bit, but not $20,000 more. Houses and upgrades done to them depreciate, it’s the land value appreciates.