Yep, the closing on Parkwood, the former hoarder house in Round Rock, finally occurred, not without additional delays and frustration on the parts of everyone involved. But it’s done! And Mandi’s getting the utilities set up so we can get to work.
Carol was looking forward to getting the keys so she could start step one of the renovation process, which is getting it completely emptied out. She already has the contractor selected for that, so we look forward to news of how that goes. Apparently they left some things that we can resell, like school lockers, beds, a lot of tools, a camper, and a LOT of computer equipment.
It will take some effort to sell things, but that will make the renovation less expensive, so we’ll see. Russell is going out there to take another look today.
The Hermit Haus
Lee took our contractor, David, to the church to go over what needed to be done and prioritize it. While we do have a scope of work document, it really helped to actually look at the place.
The first item on the agenda is replacing the locks and one door that is causing issues. I’ve lobbied to paint them red, so it’s clear something’s going on there. He’ll also install the mail slot, so, if the Post Office cooperates, we can receive mail there.
David is also ready to embark on the destruction of the yellow drop ceiling in the basement, for which we are all very happy. Of course, the thing I’m looking forward to most is getting new, modern, energy efficient, and most important, attractive light fixtures down there!
Hey, we are finally scheduled to close on this one today! Lee is sad to report that this title company has made mistakes on the closure paperwork twice.
We keep showing this house in a great Temple neighborhood to investors, or trying to show it to investors. It didn’t help that last week Mandi had a tire go bad on her van and couldn’t drive there, and we were on the east coast. Our fingers are crossed that this is the week!
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