Tomorrow Erin and I are going to the final walk through of our new home. Exciting for sure, but there is some anticipation. It’s really starting to set in that this will be our home for the next 30 years! While there is no question that the home is beautiful, I can’t help but think, “was there something we missed? Did we ask all the right questions? Did the home inspector miss anything?” Seeing the pictures from the appraisal and realizing that the current owners have begun packing for their move really hits home. We’re really buying a house.
High School and college teach absolutely ZERO life skills. There should be a course on life skills. In fact, your senior year courses should all be “Life Skills”. I am responsible for the marketing budgets of a $150 million a year sales force, I have been a chief architect in some of the most advanced automotive seo and automotive social media marketing strategies in the marketplace today and yet when it comes to buying my first home, I am completely lost.
Had our home inspection completed today. It sure took a long time. 7 hours. It’s amazing how many things need to be checked. The house is quite unique which added additional complexity to the inspection. It’s crunch time now. Have to decide if we’re going to continue forward once the radon and other testing come back. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long! It sure is gorgeous!
So I get an e-mail from my mortgage broker today telling me what documents to get together and he throws this wonderful gem in, “Too bad you guys are closing so late… Locking in for so long requires a higher rate…” I raised this concern when our buyers agent told us the owners wanted to push back the date an entire month. He told me he talked to our broker and it would be fine. HIGER RATE DOESN’T SOUND “FINE” TO ME! WTF!? And people think buying a car is tough!? Now I have a signed acceptance based on alie! […]
I’m not getting on the couch! If you thought this was going to be a look at my childhood to see how screwed up I was or if my parents made me screwed up, well sorry. Did I forget to mention? I have ADHD. So there will be no rhyme or reason why I post what I post when I post it… Unless it is like this post which is explaining why I am posting what I am posting… PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN! So I’m buying a house