After first looking at "our" home, I knew I wanted it. None of those carbon-copy-paper-thin walled homes for us. Newer houses give me the Ugh-shivers. I wanted a home that had already stood the test of time, and we found one. A three story ~2400 square foot brick home built between 1865-1868.
We found it a year ago.
Why the delay? Well, the City owns it.
But on July 17th, 2007 the City Council officially agreed to sell it to us in a 5-0 vote. Actually, it probably was an event free vote because of all the time the housing department took to get things right. In any case, it's uninhabitable, needs new plumbing, new electric, a new HVAC system, and maybe a new roof and smells strongly of cat urine. ---What have we done??!?!