Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Log Home Update: Baby Steps

One more step today as we drove out to Lancaster to close on the second of the two loans from M & T Mortgage. This one is officially called the "construction loan" while the one we closed on last week was the "swing loan." We now have all the financing we need.

M & T issued the preliminary payment to Beaver Mountain Log Homes so they could get on with the milling of the logs for our home. Friday I will give our General Contractor, Don, a check equal to 15% of his estimated cost for the construction of our home.

From that point on, it will be a matter of finishing the preparation work here in NJ so we can put this house on the market. Aside from moving things out, I estimate one solid week of painting will do for the house's interior. Then it will be a quick scrub/pressure wash of the outside and a reconstruction of the outdoor shed and chipping up some brush/branches. If the weather cooperates, three weeks. Somewhere around Presidents' Day we'll be ready to put the house on the market.

Volunteers to assist with the painting?

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