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OMG OMG IT IS DONE

I may have mentioned that the closing process for this house has been nutty. It’s been 45 days now, more or less… I think. Regardless, we closed today. Really. For reals. We now officially own our small house in Dunsmuir. … Continue reading

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Finally, (grainy, crappy) photos

We took exactly zero photos of the mountain house when we looked it it oh-so-many months ago. So imagine our joy upon unearthing some small, grainy images at the end of our appraisal report. Embedded in a PDF, the shots … Continue reading

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In need of WD-40

If only a little spray grease could help us grease this deal’s wheels. Sometime between when we bought our first house and put in the offer on our second, financing rules changed. (You may have heard about these changes–perhaps in … Continue reading

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In which a realtor comes in handy…

… and we take advantage of the foreclosure mess. When we bought our first (and so far only) house, my husband and I questioned the role of our Realtor. A rock star of the East Bay real estate world, she … Continue reading

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Aspirations

My family (my husband, one big brother, one little sister, plenty of destructive energy, and I) spent the weekend on a kamikaze run to some of California’s most northern mountains. Dunsmuir, California just barely qualifies as a California town. More … Continue reading

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