A look inside our ongoing efforts to renovate and live in the Alpha Bungalow at the National Park Seminary in Forest Glen.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Yellow House Back on the Market
So there are three houses right next to each other, with our house being on one side, the Windmill house in the middle, and "the Yellow House" on the other. An army surgeon (Richard) from Walter Reed has bought the Windmill house, and is in the process of fixing it up (solo!) in order to live in it with his wife once they retire. The Yellow House was put under contract the day we saw the Bungalow with our realtor, by Jason and Ashley, a married couple a few years younger than us; he was from Charlotte, but was a Bills fan whose parents were originally from Buffalo; she was from Jersey, and went to West Point. Anyhow, I just emailed with Jason and it turns out they have dropped their offer because no lenders were willing to work with them, on account of the house being attached via one of those elevated walkways to the condos. The first thing I thought was "uh oh, Abby's gonna be upset that the Yellow House is back on the market." Called her up-- yep, that's the first thing she said. But the renovations would cost a heckuva lot more than ours, and who knows if we would have had the lender problems as well. (We had enough issues as it was.)
So, if any of you want the yellow house (Becky?!) it's up for grabs again!