Editors Note: Written January 3rd, 2011
So here we are (in case you haven't figured this out, I wrote this as it happened and only published it later) in the dying days before Christmas and the deal is back on the table. The selling agent called my agent and told him that he has to put the house back on the market, do we want to make an offer. Um, yes... So we did.
I'm off work, so I have to rush over to staples and scan a bunch of stuff and email it to him (50$ later), he gets everything he need and we wait again. Not long this time, two days later we get their adendum and the listing is changed to under contract! Woot! The adendum actually lets us have until mid february to close, which is 20 days longer than we asked for, personally, forget that we want to close as soon as possible, but we'll see what happens.
Now have to wake up everyone, the mortgage people (our pre-approval expires 31st of December... go figure) the contractor, the hud guy (who is on vacation in Florida and missing the 22 inches of snow we just got) the lawyer etc etc etc... Rushing around madly everyone on board we have to close by the 12th of January or the bank has to re-run all my financials. Not like they will find anything they shouldn't but will slow things down... now I can't get insurance because we won't be moving in within 60 days of buying... and can't get a mortgage without insurance... sigh.. it just never ends.
What scares me ever so slightly is, this is the easiest part of this deal, actually buying the house is the easy part... imagine how complicated the rest of this is going to get?