Wednesday, July 22, 2009

So, we're buying a house.

Facts about this transaction:
  • Escrow closes on the 31st. Unless something goes horribly wrong.

  • I am nervous that this is going to fall apart, hence I think blogging about it is probably a bad idea. No more details till escrow closes! Wait, do you capitalize escrow? ESCROW!

  • Yeah, this is the first house we've ever bought.

  • The house is currently owned by a little old lady. With a hoarding problem. The house is packed floor to ceiling, garage to living room to weird storage room under the house. You have no idea how much I wish I had taken photos of the chaos.

  • It is quite the fixer upper.

  • A woodpecker has a personal vendetta against the siding of the house.

  • Photos will be forthcoming as soon as it's not rude to take them. Pointing and laughing will follow.

  • Did I mention how I am nervous that this somehow won't work out? And that if it doesn't, it will totally be because I told people about it before the close of escrow? Is there a rule about that? Nervous.

3 comments:

susarto said...

oh!!! claire!!!! it will all be ok! everything works out...though it is sooooo stressful!!!!

we bought our house from a little old lady as well.(i won't even tell you what we found in it...well, not publicly anyway ;) ) i thought it was going to be ME who found the house and said "this is the house!" but it was my husband who said it, and i nearly died when he did.

so much work!!! but now it is all ours, and our fingerprints all over it :D

hoping everything goes smoothly for you!!! and try not to worry too much, even though that's nearly impossible!!!!
all the best!!!
x

TotusMel said...

Doing the exact same thing right now. Our escrow is to close the end of the month too...afraid it will fall apart, ours is a short sale, not a little old lady though and I don't think there are any bird vendettas about. Good luck with yours!

moxiecupcake said...

Good luck! Buying a house is so stressful. We got ours a year ago and it was a horribly tense month waiting for the sale to go through. I feel your pain. :)

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