In the first few days, we had our termite company come in and treat for any active termite infestation, did a lot of exterior repairs of rotted and termite-destroyed wood and then painted the entire exterior of the property. So, from the outside, the house looks brand new.
On the interior, the demo has been completed, the walls have been prepped for paint, as have the cabinets (we’re painting the cabinets in this one). Starting Monday, we’ll paint, hang the new light fixtures and install the new plumbing fixtures. Towards the end of the week, we’ll install the new carpet/vinyl flooring on the second level (we’re keeping the tile and parquet on the first level), have the HVAC system tested and maintained, have some parts of the parquet floors repaired, install the appliances and get the garage doors repaired.
So far, there are no major surprises, so we’re still on our budget of about $12,500…
We’re hoping to finish rehab in the next week or so, and then get this house on the market before the weekend of the 18th. I don’t expect much traffic over the Christmas holiday, but it will still be nice to have this one completed and ready for the new year.