Not much headway made on the house. Today I managed to get the power in my name. My intentions were to also record the deed and get the water in my name, but I just didn't make it that far. Good news is I didn't have to pay a new deposit for the power. I only have to pay a $40 transfer fee.
Now for the bad news. We had people come out and look at the house today. The water damage is more involved than I was counting on. And that's just what we can see. There's no telling what's covered up. At this point, the recommendation is for a new roof, plus siding, soffit, & fascia repairs/replacement, and new windows. That is on top of needing electrical work, plumbing work, and some sort of HVAC. It has central heat/ furnace, but it's non-operational at this point, and air conditioning was window units that aren't with the house anymore. ALL of that is just the safety/functional work. There is also a TON of cosmetic stuff that should be done, but isn't necessary.
I'm completely overwhelmed. There is no way I can afford all of this right now prior to moving in. :(