The Hopeful Homesteader

The Hopeful Homesteader

Sunday, September 25, 2011

What a week!!! (part 1)

Well this week has been a whirlwind. So much has happened and I've not been able to post it all so I'm going to try to catch everything up now.

We finally got the settlement disbursement on Tuesday. Our real estate agent had told us that as soon as we got the money we would be able to go to the escrow lawyer and give them the money and we'd be able to sign the papers and close on our place.

Evidently this is not the case. When we showed up at the escrow lawyer's office they had no clue what we were talking about and said that the title and deed search wasn't even finished and we'd have to wait. They gave an estimate of Thursday to be able to close. They said they would call our real estate agent and she would call us to let us know.

Yet again, more waiting. Come Thursday, our real estate agent called and said the receptionist at the escrow lawyer's office had not completed the title search yet due to having to take time off for a family funeral.

Kevin summed it up aptly. He said, "It feels like we've been sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office for over a month. When the heck are they gonna call us back?"

Today, the owner of the property, which we found out after we had already made the deal is Kevin's great uncle, called his mother wanting to know if we had backed out of the deal! According to him, he has had no contact from his real estate agent at all and he had no idea what was going on. Today is the last day on the contract before we have to file an extension so now I have no idea what's going to happen. The uncle swears he wont sell it to anyone else though so I don't think we'll lose it. I'm just not sure when we're going to be able to take possession.

And this on only part one of this week. Stay tuned for part two.

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