Closing Day!


It’s closing day! Or is it…?

Right now we should be at the new house beginning work. Why aren’t we? Well as I’ve said in previous posts, we are dealing with some rather incompetent individuals and companies. What should have taken at most a week to accomplish is taking the seller over a month to do.  Gah! If you see a house you want to buy and it is being sold from a company called Altisource, Gohoming, or Ocwen, run for the hills! Unless you like a challenge and many headaches ;)

I did all my research after the fact. If I had done it before hand, I’m not so sure we would have put an offer in on this house. I read horror stories of people’s houses closing 6 months late! Oh my! That will not be happening here. The fact still remains that we got this house for an extremely good deal so I’m glad we did put the offer in even though it’s been a ton of work to get the deal to close.

Instead of us packing and getting ready for the move we’ve basically been doing things that was the sellers responsibility. We quickly learned that if we didn’t do certain things that was supposed to be the sellers job it wouldn’t get done and we’d be even further behind on our closing date. I keep saying to myself and Barry “why does it seem like all those involved in this transaction act like they’ve never handled a real estate deal?”. We can’t figure it out. If I was selling a house and had a buyer, you’d be sure I’d be on the ball to get it sold and closed ASAP! Why keep something around that is just costing you money everyday.

We really wanted to have the three-day weekend that is coming up to work on the place. Two determined bodies can get a lot done in 36 hours.

There is a very slight chance that we could still close on the house Friday. I’m crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes that it will happen. Please! Please! Please! The issue holding up the closing is the title/deed.  The seller hasn’t had it stamped by the city and there is an old water bill that needs to be paid on the house. Barry has been running around everyday this past week trying to get things notarized and paperwork turned in (again doing the legwork that the seller was supposed to have done) but the title issue is one thing that was out of our control. So now we wait.

0 days till our supposed closing..  :-/

8 comments for “Closing Day!

  1. Jill
    24 May, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    HI YOU GUYS!!! Don’t be down in the dumps! Look at how far you have come! And the bonus is that you got to do some shopping for ideas BEFORE you start the demo! I think you should really work on mine an Lori’s bedroom first. I am sending you a website that I bought one of my faucets from. Very cool an unique stuff. I am sure you know this already but if you see something in a store…like from Kohler….where it is outragously expensive….go on line. I found my sink for 2/3rds the price. I am wishing you guys all the best!

    How is Kumo? I miss her!


    • Joe
      25 May, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Hey Jill! We’ll get started on the guest room immediately :)

      Kumo is great, she misses you to. I think she’s grown a lot since you’ve seen her, or maybe I just need to go get her groomed lol.

  2. Ellen
    24 May, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I have 2 fingers crossed but that’s all I can handle with arthritis. Because it’s painful it is extremely affective.
    I have a good feeling about tomorrow.

    • Joe
      25 May, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      No closing today. Drats! Hopefully early next week I’ll have good news to share.

  3. Lori Baker
    24 May, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I’m thinking of you guys and hoping and praying this comes through so you can bust your butts all weekend. I’m frustrated just reading your posts, can’t imagine how annoyed you must be. Good Luck!!

    • Joe
      25 May, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      It is very frustrating but that will just make the end result all the more sweet. At least that’s what I’m going with :)

  4. 25 May, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Hey Joe,

    Found you over on DIYDiva’s blog. We just closed on a house we bought through Altisource. I hate that group of incompetents with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. I said the same thing you said, oh so many times, “why wouldn’t you want to get rid of this as fast as you can?!” The answer is, they don’t care. Most of the people are outsourced. It’s no skin off their nose. We finally closed last week, which was a tremendous day for us seeing as how we won the bidding war at the end of January.

    • Joe
      26 May, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Glad to hear you were able to close. Hoping I can say the same next week.

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