Some Interior Photos from Before the Purchase
Purchasing a bank owned property (for those interested)
In Minnesota, you can purchase a property that is not up to the minimum codes. Doing this requires that you agree to purchase it in "as-is" condition, as specified in the As Is Addendum that the bank will undoubtedly require you to sign. In doing this, the purchasers are required to take on the responsibility of fixing the required repairs within 90 days. (These are called the R and R's on the Truth in Housing Disclosure.)
Here are more photos of the house.
This is a photo of our one and only bathroom. The leg room in front of the toilet (which is broken) is about 8 inches, just 16 inches shy of the required 24 inches needed for code. However, because this was existing, we are not required to make adjustments. The sink is cracked, and will need to be replaced. Dave will be taking this project on. What a guy! He will also be replacing the toilet...wow....the toilet is really, really gross. We'll spare you the photo.
This a photo of what will be the dining area portion of the combo living/dining area.
This photo is of the living room end of the combo living/dining room. One thing we do like about the room is that is has nicely coved ceilings. We think that the carpet might need to go.