Friday, October 1
We're still in the same campground. Today we looked at 2 houses. Both very beautiful, but not our style.
Dakota Ridge RV Park Golden, CO
$47.47 per night
Saturday, October 2
We drove by 2 more houses today. The owner was home at the first one so we got to see inside. The views are spectacular, but for the price $550,000 the insides were sorely lacking.
Sunday, October 3
We drove back to the Conifer area and looked at the outside of 3 houses. The 3rd one might be interesting but the other two weren't. We will discuss the 3rd house this evening. It is unfinished and has a good view, but it is way out from the city.
Wednesday, October 6
We have made an offer on the first house we looked at last week. The sellers have 24 hours to accept or come back with a counter offer. The house it too close to the Interstate, but we feel we can get use to the little noise that penetrates the walls. The house is such a good deal and has so many features that we felt it too good a bargain to pass up.
Thursday, October 7
We had a day of concern when they countered with a higher than expected offer which we refused. However, this morning they countered with a figure we can live with, so we have a contract. There is still a few minor contingencies like an inspection and the paperwork needs to be signed, but our new address will be in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Forgive the fish eye lens on these photos.
See also photos from our first visit
Monday, October 11
We had our house inspection today and it passed with flying colors. It took the inspector 5 ½ hours to cover the house. Here are a few more pictures.
Tuesday, October 12
Just a small update. We were planning on heading to Las Vegas today, but it was raining here and snowing up in the mountains where we would have to drive, so we delayed one more day. Our house closing has been moved up to November 1 so we will take possession then rather than near the end of November as originally planned. We ordered a couple of office desks and chairs today which should be delivered near the beginning of November.