Hello everyone!!! I'm so glad I got more responses, such informative nice responses!
WELLLLL........ I guess we took too long to bid on the property and they further dropped the price (they are desperate not to go into foreclosure)...
So first thing Monday we are turning in our bid
We looked into removing the sycamore tree before it gets larger, the roots have most definitely already caused pipe damage in the past and the tree will get MUCH larger...though it is a lovely shade tree. We plan on replacing them with a few fruit trees.
We just found out my husbands boss has a small contracting business on the side, so we'll see what he has to offer. We want to keep things as simple as possible with the goal to increase resale value while building equity.
We have completely scratched out knocking down the garage, but have decided to extend the house to attach to the garage...if we can afford it now, or maybe within the next few years.
Our oldest child is a girl, the other two are boys.
I plan on doing all the interior painting myself with a few friends, picking up the carpet to hopefully reveal wood. If not just cleaning the carpets until we save enough to put water proof wooden laminate throughout.
The house doesn't have a basement, only a crawl space.
All of you are so kind for taking the time to respond I cant wait to move in and start our new life without losing our cash to rent, & to finally have yard space!!!
This is specially important because my middle child has mild Cerebral Palsy (hemiplegia), the outdoors are really good for him.
xo to all!