July 13, 2011

Holy Shit! Did I Just Sell My House?

I got an email from my Realtor today that reminded me of the fact that I haven't given you the dirt about what's going on with my house recently.  And whooo boy, do I have some news.  Jenny, the lovely and tenacious thing that she is, has been working on this mess since March.  We had showing after showing after showing.  It came down to getting an offer, and then two offers.  Then, we lost an offer because the buyer's funding dried up.  So, we clung on to the second with all our might.  Finally, late in the afternoon on July 5th, the clouds parted, the Cosmic Choir harmonized in song as my agent dialed my cell phone number, and the Universal Symphony burst forth when she told me that the bank had accepted the counter counter offer.  Holy shit!  Did I just sell my house?  Four months of, at times, daily harassment, frantic faxing, and putting my life under the microscope and here's the day I've been dreaming of.

I'm going to sell my house!  I'm not going to have to arrange a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure, or leave the keys on the counter and just walk away.  I'm going to be able to do this the right way.  Well, as right a way as a girl who both can't and doesn't want to afford it anymore can.

Write that down.  July 5th, 2011 is the day when the light at the tunnel was proven not to be an oncoming train.

So, what's next?  Hmmmm.  I'm not exactly sure.  Here's what I know for a fact.  I have to get the paperwork to my bankruptcy lawyer.  They then need to take that to the Bankruptcy court so they can approve the sale.  That will take something on the order of 20-30 days.  I don't know if that's business or calendar days.  I'll have to find that out.  I also know that the buyer has asked for a radon test, so we'll have to have that set up.  Once that's done, we'll need to close on the house and hand over the keys, garage door openers, and all the emotional baggage that goes with them.  (I will have the biggest shit-eating grin on my face as I'm doing it too.)  Somewhere in there, I'll have to find a place to live.  I have a wish list, and a few ideas, but I haven't signed any papers yet.  This is what I know still needs to happen.  What I don't know is if there are any delays once the courts get done with this sale.  So, now is the time to start looking.

Suffice to say, I'm so excited I could pop, and scared as hell.  Anybody need a roommate, slightly used?

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