During the home inspection, the inspector found damage to the roof from a recent hail storm. We had a roofing company out to inspect further and it was determined the roof needed to be replaced. A request was sent to the seller to have the roof replaced and this morning our agent was told the seller will not be doing anything more to the house. As such, we have walked away from the deal. We were willing to take on the cost of upgrades, which would have been a very good investment of our money. We’re not willing to take on the expense of replacing a roof. The seller carries insurance on the house and hail damage is a covered loss. The total expense would have fallen on our shoulders and it’s not an expense we want to incur. So it’s back to the drawing board.
Tomorrow afternoon we will meet with our agent and begin looking at houses again.
The girls are disappointed, especially Naomi. She was very excited about the room that would become her bedroom. It had a loft and she had big plans for playing in that loft. Now she wants us to find another home with a loft. I told her it was doubtful we would find another house with a loft, but who knows.
Lili is only mildly disappointed. She asked why we weren’t buying the house, I explained and she is able to accept that explanation and move on with the attitude that we’ll find a better house. Hopefully we will.
So good-bye Tuscany house. It was fun planning and dreaming, but it was not meant to be.