Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Seller's Answer...

While we were waiting to hear back from our offer we decided to ride the bikes to the north beach and the lighthouse. It was low tide so we were able to ride on the beach and it was awesome. Just as we reached the end of the island and were looking for the path back my cell phone rang! It was Sandy and she had good news. The seller had accepted our offer for the asking price and was willing to pay up to $5,000 in closing costs and after some fussing he agreed to the home inspection.  We quickly met up with Sandy and signed all the papers. Sandy gave us Tonya's contact info so that we could get the mortgage application started. We gave Tonya our email address and basic information and she quickly said it should be a slam dunk and not to worry. Sandy called in a favor and was able to get a home inspector out to the island so that we would be there for the inspection. He found a few things that would run about $2200 to make the repairs. The owner was insistent that he wasn't going to make any repairs and that the whole home inspection thing was a racket. Sandy suggested that we just lower the price and that worked! We were headed back home and our closing was less than 4 weeks away!  We would be closing right after Christmas. We knew we would have a busy busy 3+ weeks...little did we know there were more suprises ahead.

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