Nikki & I went over to the new house today to do the house inspection. I’d already looked at the electrical during the walkthroughs but wanted to pay a bit closer attention to it today as well as look in the attic and check out the plumbing and the pool. As I slide open the attic hatch I thought it smelled a little odd for an attic. Not that I hang out in attics all too often but definitely was not what I was expecting an attic to smell like. I spotted animal droppings on the top of the attic hatch. Large-ish droppings. Scanning around the attic with the flashlight I spot two glowing eyes from the one corner of the attic. Yep, there was a racoon living up there. I named him George. A trip outside spotted a portion of the attic where the soffit is torn down that would allow anything that could climb a brick wall access to the attic. So yeah, that’ll have to be taken care of by the current owners and right quick.
Took the kids over to the splash pad by the new house today and I wandered back over to the house to see if any of the neighbours were out and about. The next door neighbour was outside and filled me in on the history of the house. Fortunately nothing was terribly drastic about the history of the house. The neighbour told me that there were cats and racoons in the spring but this is the first she’s heard of anything this summer.
So other than George, the house looked pretty good. Small stuff here and there that we’ll need to take of over time. Nothing that’s a real priority over what we had already determined what needed to be done.
In selling news – we’ve had lots of interest in viewings but no second showings or offers yet. Have a couple more lined up for the next couple days so hopefully one of those is looking for something like we have.