As you may have figured out, our house-buying process got all f*cked up. We had our offer accepted in late January and we were supposed to close about a month later. Everything went pretty smoothly and we even signed the closing docs in February. Here we are that night:
We were really excited. We signed everything and everyone said that there was a 99% chance we’d close the following day. And then that 1% f*cked us over. When the escrow company did a title search one last time before closing, they found a lien on the title. And we couldn’t close.
Well, we were pretty much up sh*t creek because we’d already given notice and had transferred our jobs to Portland. Yeah, we both felt like this:
I was less happy than I look.
Fortunately, we worked out a deal with the sellers where we’d be able to move (as renters) while they worked on getting the lien removed. So we moved.
However, because we hadn’t closed and our mortgage people didn’t want us messing with our finances, we couldn’t buy a refrigerator or a washer and dryer.
I can live without a washer and dryer, but the fridge thing is a nightmare. We’ve been eating out for a month. And yes, my ass is getting bigger by the second.
So finally, FINALLY, on March 21st, when we were both in DC, we were able to sign again!!!
They sent a mobile notary to our hotel at 8 pm and we signed everything (again). Since we’d just done this a month earlier, it wasn’t that exciting.
BUT THEN WE ACTUALLY CLOSED ON MONDAY!!
I know, we can’t believe it either.
So today, we’re off spending millions on appliances (and a giant tv for George). As soon as we get a little more settled, I’ll give you a tour!
Hope you all have a great weekend!! If you’re in the Northwest, it looks like the weather’s going to be amazing…ENJOY!