about the renovation of our new north Portland Church into our future home!

Insulation, electrical, and plumbing

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So all the plumbing and electrical is pretty much done. We got a new service entrance and have rewired the whole place, thus soon we’ll be ready for insulation and then drywall.  I’ve been varnishing doors (found some great ones at the rebuilding center, and one I bought new…) all of our windows have arrived and are also ready for installation.  I hope to go over there tomorrow for a little clean-up action, as well as to take some new pics and video.  The huge balcony window in the loft bedroom is really something…. the skylights, roll up door and big windows in general were a great design decision.. all that natural light is going to really make the place more open and connected with the great outdoors.

As for the behind-the scenes stuff, we found a great real-estate lawyer named Rebecca Tom to help us with our legal division of the property into two condos.  There is a ton of paperwork, and it’s incredibly expensive, but I know in the long run it will be more beneficial to each side if they are individually owned.  The new plat proposal and related condo documents have all been submitted to both the county and city for approval, and we are shooting for a unit purchase date of June 1st. Eli is meeting with his loan guy tomorrow so he can get that ball rolling, and hopefully get a preapproval that matches the value we’ve all agreed on for Unit B (based on roughly half of the purchase price plus construction costs.)  T-minus 55 days and counting!!!!


Written by lilylivered

April 6, 2010 at 11:49 am

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