The day after I posted that we were buying a house....the bottom fell out. We found out, less than a week before our closing date, there were at least 15 repairs that had to be done on the house in order for us to get our funding....and the seller (bank) was not willing to pay for any of the repairs.
One of the repairs we had to make was moving our fence 17 Ft! The whole thing was an absolute nightmare, right up until the last half hour of our closing day. But we got it done, with a lot of help from family and friends, and were able to move in the day after Thanksgiving.
Our house was built in 1959 and after a week of living here we have come to expect most things not to work. We get really excited when they do though - especially when an outlet works, because most don't, or when a light works, thats pretty cool too. The joys of homeownership are upon us.