Last Wednesday, we had our final inspection by the city, and passed without any issues. The only remaining task to receive our Certificate of Occupancy is to pass our final mold test, which is being done tomorrow (Tuesday). We don’t expect any problems there, so once the final touches are done on the house, we should be ready to list it.
Over the past week, we (almost) finished installation of the hardwoods, carpet and vinyl flooring — our carpet guy actually forgot to measure one of the bedrooms, so we were 20 yards short on carpet for the installation today. Luckily, my distributor still has some left and can deliver tomorrow to finish the final room.
We also tiled the fireplace, had the original tubs and shower cleaned and polished (amazingly they look like new), got the appliances installed and finished the exterior touch-ups, including replacing some downspouts, repainting some trim and pressure washing the driveway.
On Tuesday, we’ll get the remainder of the carpet installed, our contractor will walk-through and complete the punch-list and we’ll have our final mold testing done. On Wednesday, the house is getting cleaned. On Friday, we’ll be staging. And on Saturday, the house will hopefully get put on the market for sale.
As for the budget, we’re actually pretty close to our target of $34,500. I expect we’ll finish literally within $100 above or below, depending on the cost of some final materials. More on that once we put the house on the market.
And I’ll post some pictures later this week…