Posted: October 25th, 2009 | Author: eliza | Filed under: excitement, financing | Tags: bank, history, house, limington | No Comments »
OK, we’re totally obsessed with this house and absolutely overflowing with excitement and anxiety to find out whether the whole deal is going to go through! Today we got some positive news, our offer has formally been accepted by the bank, on paper. Looks like it’s a go!!!!! Thursday is supposed to be our official closing date. So, we’ll be able to really say it’s our house by the end of the week, hopefully! My mom went in to the town office and did a bit of research, and learned that this property & house were last assessed in 2003, at that time they were valued at around 400% the price we’re going to pay! WOW. Perhaps that was before the barn collapsed and before the ell roof fell apart.
Meanwhile, we’ve been doing lots of research about the place. Because the house has a historic plaque on the porch, Mike started researching the history and has been corresponding with the Limington Historical Society, he’s found some colorful stories about the history of the town but hasn’t found anything specific about our house yet.
We read all about the Francis Small nature preserve, hiking on Sawyer Mountain, and swimming at Pequawket Beach on Horne Pond, just down the road from our house! (Of course there’s also the Limington Rips, where I remember splashing around as a kid.)
Anyway, I’ve got some more pictures of the place! Here is the exterior:
In back of the house is the ell, which is in terrible condition:
Here’s the back yard:
inside the house!
front porch & front yard:
it looks like there are lots of other pretty old houses in the neighborhood! here’s a video of my sister and brother-in-law driving around getting lost in the neighborhood: