So we DID officially close and purchase a house in December, but it didn't happen at all as anticipated. On Dec 1, we spent an hour and a half signing our lives away in a conference room. They handed us the keys and the garage door opener and we walked out of the building. Twenty minutes later, they called us back in and said, "Ummm, so that didn't just happen."
Apparently, the couple was declaring bankruptcy and had not gotten the proper paperwork signed before the sale. They were not doing anything underhanded. In fact, they were more devastated that we were. The day before, the 80-year-old couple had put everything they owned in a moving truck to Detroit. They had received some bad or rather lack of counsel from their lawyer.
Basically, if the trustee overseeing their bankruptcy case decided to sell the house for more money (so the creditors could get more money), he could deny our offer/sale.
The roller-coaster ride of buying this house just seemed to continue.
And so we waited....about two weeks later, the trustee signed off on the sale. We re-closed on Dec. 10
and the house was OFFICIALLY ours.
Here we are the first morning at the house. We're all decked out in our overalls and ready to work.
We were planning on moving our of our rental by Dec. 15, but obviously that didn't happen. Now we have opted to stay in the rental house until the end of January especially since we've decided to go ahead and remodel the kitchen now.
I go to bed giddy every night thinking of my new, clean, large kitchen.