Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Closing The Sale

Well, today's the day! El Jefe and I meet with our buyers at the title company this afternoon and close the sale of our house.

It's been a bit of a weird journey with some comical screw-ups, such as:
  • the HOA gave us a certificate of compliance with HOA requirements but noted one minor exception. The exception was evidenced by a photo of our next door neighbor's house rather than ours and it was clear that they had not bothered to check the street addresses when making the report!
  • the lawyers for the bank preparing the deed put the wrong block number in the deed restriction. El Jefe had to point that out to them.
  • El Jefe also had to straighten out the chain of title for the careless title examiner.
I'm so glad El Jefe is my lawyer!

It will be odd to hand over a key to someone else, although we will lease back for the next couple of months until the new house is ready. Now I'll really have to accelerate my "downsizing" efforts in preparation for the move. We're getting excited about re-inventing ourselves in our new space, though.

6 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

WOW! If y'all caught those mistakes, it makes me wonder how many mistakes others do not catch!

I know you are so excited!

zorra said...

A life-changing event. I'm sure you have many mixed feelings.
I'm looking forward to seeing the new house!

Songbird said...

What a big day! Congratulations on getting to this point.

Presbyterian Gal said...

YAY!!! You're going to love your new home, I just know it.

Congratulations and prayers for a speedy, stressless move.

(....that El Jefe rocks. And I'll bet you tell him that too!)

Rev Kim said...

How exciting to be beginning this new stage of re-invention!

Mac said...

Ooooooh! My constant fear when I was practicing law was not the HUGE error--it was the little slip-ups. I once showed a large piece of shrapnel to one of my troops in Vietnam. His response was, "Ah, you can dodge that big stuff, 'Looootenant.' It's the little bitty speckles that will kill you!"

How many carriers nearly had to be put on notice?