Friday, July 25, 2008

Signed on the Dotted Line....

We finally did it! Nothing like getting things in at the last minute....The paperwork was there just shortly before we were to sign. E and I are excited and can't wait to finally get into the house on Monday sometime (likely after 3 or so...). Doesn't quite yet seem real...Perhaps when we walk in with the keys and it will all come together. (:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Still Waiting

It's Thursday night and still no papers.....We were told there are 2 applications in front of ours to still go through underwriting....Plus the fact they got it in late (miscommunication between their staff). Our Realtor assures us this happens and that we should be OK to close Monday. Not keen on cutting it so close, but as long as we can sign tomorrow (we have a late appt. at 4:30) we should be OK. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Slight Hiccup

The plan was to sign the papers tomorrow and the closing would record on Monday (28th). When I talked to the title company today they said, "well maybe you'll be able to sign...." Turns out our mortgage company hasn't gotten the paperwork to the title company on time....We finally got word the papers will be to our title company sometime tomorrow so we can sign on Friday. This will give us a close date of Monday, but now likely not getting the keys until the evening. The movers are scheduled for first thing Tuesday morning.

On a plus note, we did a final walk through. The staircase railing was fixed and the hose bibb will be fixed on Friday. The homeowners kept all the paper work (including the original folder of documents detailing all subs who worked on the house). They showed us how to work things, including the sprinklers, oven (it took the house inspector a bit to figure out how to pop out the buttons), where the water shutoff is, and to change the filter in the fridge, etc. They are leaving us a rug (it covers up a faded spot on the hardwood anyway) and a warranty/service contract for the furnace and heat pump. Since they are not moving into a new house right away (it's being built), they cannot take it with them nor get their money back. Bonus for us! They'll come in the Fall and set things up for us, change the filter (a special one for high dust filtration -- changed 1x year), and check out of the system.

Still feeling a bit reserved and trying to not get too excited yet. I think it will finally seem real once we get the keys. Then I can relax a bit....

Monday, July 21, 2008

Counting it down - 1 week and counting

So we close on the house next Monday. It seemed for close when we first picked out the date and now as it gets closer, the time seems to not be moving fast enough. We've got most of our stuff packed up, including the kitchen, so we're living off the rest of the food in our freezer to try and finish it up before we move.

We have our final walk through on Wednesday, where the sellers are going to go through all the details of the house, like how to work the sprinklers, the heating/cooling system, the gas shut off, ect. Our Realtor said they've even written out all the instructions for us, which is quite a help for us.

All that is left is for the papers to be signed, the check to be delivered to the Escrow company, and the movers to take our boxes to the new house....We'll take pics and post as soon as the dust settles!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Packing it up

It's amazing the amount of stuff one can accumulate over just a few years. My husband and I moved out here at few years ago and did a major purge of our stuff before the last move from coast to coast. We did another re-organization of our stuff, including going through the boxes we never unpacked from the last move (we're in a much smaller place vs. our old condo) back on the East Coast. Even though we did another major "let's recycle, donate, junk item X," we've still got a lot of boxes. I'm just wondering how long it's going to take to fully unpack, something we haven't done from the last 2+ moves.....I guess that will be the fun part (or at least trying to tell myself that) finding a place for everything and then deciding what move we don't need and can give away.

The movers are here in a week and a half. We're glad we decided to use them...especially in the likelihood of 100+ temperatures at the end of July.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Waiting Game....

So now we just have to hurry up and wait. We did all the insurance related tasks, have taken care of gettnig utilities turned off, changed out, address changed, etc. Now we just have to wait. We sign papers two week from tomorrow/walk through and have the final closing the following Tuesday. The movers show up bright and early on Wednesday the 29th and we hope to have everything out and over to the new place in under 8 hours.

Here are a few more house pictures.....

The living room and dining room

The master bedroom

The "office"

The entry way

Eat in Kitchen/Dining Area

Just a few more weeks and we'll be able to call it home.....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jump Run and Roll

Hello readers

We are eager and ready to move into our new home. Although each person within earshot always says, "before you know it you will be in your new home," it seems like this last stretch is an obstacle course. Instead of the traditional obstacle course commands of JUMP, RUN, ROLL, we have to navigate a maze and SIGN HERE, MEET SOMEONE THERE, and TALK TO MR XY AND Z.

This being the case, I find myself wanting to come home and take a nap when we need to pack and wrap more stuff. Our little cat can pick up on the weird vibe. He is freaking out a little bit with the furniture moving out of one room to another room. The other effect is that Rachel and I are eating late and falling asleep in front of the Tube pretty early.

So who was on the agenda for this evening? It was the mover. We hired a local firm to help us move. The estimator worked quick; he was real efficient, professional and personable. He actually looked like the high school math teacher who doubled as the band instructor. He was this thin guy with a head of gray hair and black rimmed half-glasses.

So ladies and gents, just remember, when you move, it will be time to go through the obstacle course.

Eric out