Friday, February 23, 2007
we had inspections at the beach villa last week and they found a lot of mold in one of the walls. the inspector said that the way the place was designed, mold grows in the same spot in all of the units with that same floorplan. i can change some kitchen cabinets, but mold kind of scares me. so we canceled our contract. whenever we write up an offer, i always make sure we put something in writing that says we can refuse the property if repairs exceed $xx. i learned in my real estate working days to keep that number small. that way you always have the power to deny a place if you choose to during the escrow period. there have been a few fleeting moments when i get sad about having to let this one go, but really i believe there is something better out there for us (like maybe the house pictured above?). and besides, the hunt is kind of fun :).