I keep imagining the post I’m going to write when we finally close on our amazing new-to-us house – something along the lines of “Yes, Dorothy, dreams really do come true.”
Actually, I don’t even know if that line is actually in The Wizard of Oz – but I have it stuck in my head for some reason.
Anyway, our closing date on the house is April 30th, but we’re having issues with our lender. It’s a huge company with a very good reputation, but our loan officer agent person just can’t seem to be bothered with returning our phone calls and updating us on things. Today come to find out the appraiser is AWOL – they can’t get a hold of him and have no idea whether he actually made it out to the house or not. In any case, since the seller is a mail-out, we won’t be closing on Tuesday like we originally thought.
And it’s not like we can be sure everything is going to fall into place, because the lender can’t even get the appraiser to return their phone calls.
And now I see the survey happens to mention there’s a building on the property that needs to be razed (which there is). I’m just wondering if that’s going to raise a red flag to the lender – they tend to like things done before the sale, not after.
So if you happen to have a spare minute or two tonight at prayer time, would you say a little prayer that God would work a miracle over the weekend and work this little kink out? Andrew’s already scheduled time off, we’ve already ordered flooring, and we really, REALLY need to get on with the next step of our journey.
I’ve Andrew’s got walls to paint, (I’ve got) curtains to hang, bathrooms to clean and dreams to dream, people! (Is it weird that I can’t wait to clean my new bathrooms?)
Hopefully I’ll have some good news on Monday – now how to make it through the weekend?
(Sorry – on the first draft of this I referred to the loan officer as my agent – our real estate agent is AWESOME – the BEST – AMAZING !!! It’s the loan person/agent/officer from the mortgage company that’s not good at returning phone calls and emails.) If you ever need a real estate agent in the Texas Hill Country, have I got an agent for you!