Calm Before the Storm

This past week has been a bit quiet.  A few behind the scenes things going on, like inspections and paperwork, but who wants to read about that . . . and we definitely don’t have any pictures to share!  With everything going on lately with these hurricanes, I cannot think of a better comparison than us being in the ‘calm before the storm’.

Olde Savannah has gotten her floors refinished.   Who knew this was such a pivotable step in the rehabilitation?  We cannot put any finishing trims (i.e. baseboards) nor can we install the appliances.  And because it takes 4+ days for the floor refinishing process, including sanding, staining, and sealing, we have been banned from the house.  This has given us some time to clean the exterior gutters and storage building.  All of this time away is completely worth it!!  We stopped by yesterday and took a sneak peak   At the floors (before & afters!)

Kitchen

 

Foyer

 

Living Room

These floors look amazing!  It’s all coming together!!!  We are expecting kitchen countertops and then comes the crown moldings and light fixtures in the common rooms, and then the staining of the screen porch concrete, and then the new storm door, and then landscaping.  You feel the storm coming???  Oh, and we close on 2 properties within the next 2 weeks.

So much going on, but we couldn’t enjoy it more . . . this is our passion.

Is this our next ‘diamond’ in the rough??

We have been working on getting this property under contract for about a month now and the offer is finally submitted.  The owners are asking for some unusual up front or ‘due diligence’ money that we are still trying to negotiate.

This is currently a 1 bedroom 1 bath home.  After quite a bit of love and attention, we have ideas to make it into a 3 bed 1 bath.  We see potential in rehabilitating all properties.  We can look past the current condition and overgrowth to see the future gem hidden within.

Check out these pics and new floor plan idea.

Our before and after floor plan ideas

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Stay tuned to see how this situation ends up.