Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy October~ House & Life Updates

Well September has come and gone and I didn't do so great on blogging, but I believe my excuse is legit lol. So the big news update is......... we have moved into our new house! We closed on it and officially became the owners Sept 30th! So excited to be done with this part of our lives because it was a very stressful last week or so of September.

Let me start off by saying that everything with our house was fine, the inspection went well there were a few minor things to fix and the things we could in the time frame we had we did. The buyers realtor sucked big time, he had the report in hand at the very latest Wed Morning and did not send us a list of requested repairs until late late Friday night which we didn't see until Sat morning and closing was to be Monday. He was a jerk to say the least and I will be sure to tell everyone not to use him and to watch out because he tries to back you into the corner.

Whatever the case was we closed on the old house on Monday the 29th and handed over the keys. We have to stop by and pick up our mail since we couldn't get it forwarded fast enough. The lady who bought it seems nice so hopefully she held it like she said!

The house we purchased was a whole other ball game. We put an offer in on Sat the 20th and it got accepted that day. Then began the process of trying to get it ready to be closed on the 30th of the month. Well on Monday when the inspector came out all hell broke loose! There was no way the mort. company we were using could close until about the 15th of Oct. That wouldn't work we would have been homeless until then. So we get inspectors set up on Wed I think it was and they get there and there is NO power to the house. After many phone calls and what not the house was set to be auctioned off that day!!! UGH when they say Murphy's Law they really meant it in this situation. The "selling" realtor claimed to not know this but who knows if he was telling the truth. Thankfully were bought some time because the offer/earnest money had already been done and the contracts drawn up and signed and was just waiting on inspection and closing.

Everything did work out, we moved in a few days before closing since we had to move out from the other house by the 29th. That was crazy we were in there Monday morning still packing and cleaning and closed at 2pm that day. Anyway after all was said and done we have a new house and love it so far. We do have a few repairs to make and hopefully will get a fence soon so the dog can get some more outside time.

Family update: Everyone is doing pretty well. Hubby is starting a new job at work, though it didn't come with a pay raise it will be better for him to move up. Plus he got a huge promotion in Jan this yr already which allowed us to sell and move into a nicer and bigger house. Jess has fall break this week from school so we are trying to get some activities in that both kids will enjoy and still unpack the rest of our stuff. The garage is overflowing with boxes right now. We have a new fridge which I love now. Then if all goes well we hope to head to Disney this winter.

I will try to upload pics soon of the house but have to get more boxes unpacked first!


Alexandria said...

Congrats! I'm so happy everything worked out and you are now in a new home. Big hugs!

Ambitious Blonde said...

Thanks! I am so glad to be moved into the house but boy I need to catch up on unpacking. I have been sick for a bit :(