Wednesday, January 10, 2007

House update!

I just spoke to our realtor, who, I must say again, has been a real help in this process.

She has spoken with the other realtor, as well as the seller's attorney, and both realtors agree that the attorney has done nothing but screw up the deal by putting a bad taste in everyone's mouth by writing this letter of amendment without actually understanding what he's talking about.

So, our big thing was that we wanted the seller to be responsible for a portion or all of the costs of the home inspection, should she void the contract for excessive repair costs. It shouldn't be an issue, but I was afraid that she'd hide something and we'd be out the $455 for the inspection. She agreed to cover half of the home inspection, should she void the contract. So, pending our initials on the contract, we're ready to go into attorney review.

We should be out of attorney review on Monday night, after the home inspection is completed. Then, all there is left is to get the mortgage all straightened out (we've already been pre-approved with the mortgage company), get the survey done, and close on the house!

By the way, here's a picture of the front of the house...

And no, that's not my BMW. More pictures here.