Thursday, August 28, 2003

Home Sweet Ours

It's 9:06 a.m. as I write this, which hopefully means our seller is at the closing attorney's office signing his part of the paperwork that makes his home ours and puts us in debt to the tune of a half-million dollars (from the scary finance sheet that shows how much interest we'd pay over 30 years).

This was all supposed to happen yesterday at 9, but thanks to the feet-dragging of our new lender (HSBC, in case you're ever freelance shopping for a mortgage), it got pushed back to 2 p.m. and Mr. Seller couldn't make it then. So we did our part yesterday and he does his this morning. We'll sign the lease this weekend, and start the 60-day countdown to us having to cover two mortgages.

The wife is pulling together flyers and a website for the current abode, and I'm picking up a for sale sign at Home Depot today. It'll be interesting to see if sticking a sign in the yard drums up any interest. The old man next door has his house for sale, and it's listed with some hood Realtor whose marketing plan appears to only include a sign in the yard, so we'll see. As we get closer to two-mortgage time, we'll look to list it if we don't get FSBO bites.

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