Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Closing day

Today is the day.  This morning the wife and I will go to a local bank and sign papers to close on the sale of our house!

In other news, we still don't have a house to move into in a couple of weeks.  We looked at two others last Friday night, and I looked at three Monday morning.  Potential? Yes.   Beautiful property? Yes.  But there are just things that make each one not the right one.

I think I mentioned that we'd made an offer and the people took the house off the market...  Well, after looking Monday morning, our realtor (bless him) went to that house and talked with the owners.  They're a little old couple that doesn't know squat about real estate (come to think of it, neither did their realtor).  They have what's called a reverse mortgage and didn't do their homework before they put it on the market.  They didn't know if they'd be able to sell the house and get any equity out of it.  Plus, they had and assessment from 2007 that said the house was worth 200K.  Ummm, no.  Our realtor sat and talked with them for two hours and tried to help them out and give them some direction.  He is calling some lenders to figure out the whole reverse mortgage thing and see if he can't help them.  We may not get that house, but at least we know what really happened.  Then again, we could end up getting it.  They're a Christian couple and wanted Christians to get it...

In the meantime, we'll be living with my wife's sister in her uber-big apartment over her art studio.  I'll have to find things for the kids to do... frequently.  We're going to get the U-Boxes from U-haul and have all of our stuff stored until we're ready to put it in a house.  THAT will be interesting not having our stuff for goodness-only-knows-how-long.
Aaah, I got the pictures to work.... Finally.  That picture has nothing to do with anything, but I thought my blog was a little foto-anemic. Enjoy.

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