A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

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Selling our Previous Home, Final Chapter

With the minor renovation complete and our house listed as a 3-bedroom, we could only hope for the best. Since we had to move furniture out anyway, we took this opportunity to pare down even more than we already had. Out went all the bookcases, the living room sofa (which was very difficult to move…

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Selling our Previous Home, Part III

Right before Memorial Day weekend, I said to Pete, “I think we should look into changing the house back into a 3-bedroom.” I knew exactly what the original layout of the house was, because one of my good friends from high school grew up only 1/2 block away from us in the same style of…

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Selling our Previous Home, Part II

I must say that this spring was not the best time to be selling our house. I had hoped to sell last spring (2006), but if you’ve read my previous posts then you know the PO was not going to get his act together to fit my schedule. I’m pretty sure we would have been…

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Selling our Previous Home, Part I

It’s finally over! We closed on our old house yesterday, and it went off without a hitch. We pre-signed everything so we didn’t have to be present at the closing. Our lawyer prefers it that way because the buyer could start whining about something where we’d feel compelled to give up more money. This way…

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Moving Northward

It’s done——we’ve made the long 90-foot move north to the bungalow. The movers showed up on time Saturday morning and they were done by noon. Because we had already carried a lot of boxes into the bungalow last week they really only had to move the furniture. We took care of the kitchen and bathroom,…

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It’s Ours!

After two years of talking, waiting, wishing, giving up, renewing hope, looking elsewhere, reconsidering, contemplating, negotiating, and finally signing the papers, the bungalow became ours as of yesterday at around noon! Everything went smoothly, and the PO (I get to call him the Previous Owner now and not The Neighbor —— woo hoo!) seemed to…

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…

…when the POD has finally been taken away! The storage pod arrived on the (former) lawn of the bungalow 161 days ago, January 13th. I know this because I was away for the weekend with a couple of girlfriends. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I came home from that weekend because it meant that…

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Mold Be Gone

The bank called last week. They said that the appraiser had been out to the bungalow and that the house appraised fine, however the basement bathroom is an issue. There is mold everywhere in that bathroom which we were well aware of. When we were haggling over the price, I brought up the bathroom issue…

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