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A new home

Friday, May 1st, 2009

So after my adventure looking for a condo, I finally bought one.  It was a tale straight out of one of those TV reality shows, with multiple bids at the last minute, calls back and forth, changing documents, scanning and emailing.

This week was full of the dance of paperwork: inspection, appraisal, financing.  Even though my financing was pre-approved there was still a shenanigan as the lender wanted a lot of documentation. 

And oddly enough I paid almost to the dollar what the assessment came in at.  This after paying $21k over list, and having to pay my realtor a few as the seller was using a low-cost realtor and I had to pay the difference.  The selling realtor was quite clever: listing below market value to attract multiple bids.  In fact my bid was accepted just 53 hours after the property came on the market.

So I’m looking forward to moving in at the end of June.

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  1. Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Congratulations, Jon! I’ve heard it said that the three most stressful events of life are loss of a job, death of a loved one, and purchasing a house. Of the big three, you definitely picked the right one.

  2. Saturday, May 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks, Bill. I think. 😉

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