I have been a proud new (to me) homeowner for a full week now. I plan to move in officially in mid-May, so that gives me about 3 weeks to get it move-in-able. Here are the associated costs:
$1000 for drywall (professionally installed), to get my son's room in good shape
$2500 for plumbing, because the main sewer line needs to be replaced
$1200 or so for a new fridge and range, assuming I can get a good deal
$??? for electrical work
$300 to fix a badly installed window
$1200 to sealcoat the stucco in the back
$500 to seal the roof
$??? for bars on the basement windows
$500 or so for paint
I'm sure there are a few other expenses I haven't considered, but these are the ones I know about. So if you happen to know of any contractors who do pro bono work for poor non-profit employees, let me know!
Stay tuned for renovation reports. For now, I'm just going to sort through my stuff to see if I can sell anything.