Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Escrow: Day 17

Well today we got a bit of bittersweet news:  although it's a good thing, it may result in a slight delay for our escrow. 

Back when the original owner decided to sell the house, the listing agent had a termite inspection performed.  During the inspection, they discovered the wood patio cover to be damaged by water and termites.  It needed to be replaced. 

Kim, the listing agent, very dilligently wrote the replacement patio cover into the bank paperwork and they agreed to replace it prior to the new owners (us) moving in.  Well, fast forward a few months and now we're flying through escrow but (you guessed it) the patio cover has not been repaired/replaced yet. 

So here we sit, waiting for the listing agent to tell us it's been fixed and pass the paperwork on to the escrow officer so that we can sign our loan documents and get our keys.  Now don't ge me wrong, I'm not complaining about them replacing the patio cover for free, but I'm just anxious to get started in Mike & my first home...

On a side note, Lowe's has a great deal on Olympic paint right now!  Mail in rebate for $5 back for each gallon bucket of paint purchased and $20 back on each 5 gallon bucket purchased.  Best of all?  The have a premium paint that not only carries a lifetime warranty, it is ZERO VOC!  Now everyone pray that Mike likes the colors I've tentatively picked out! 

Love, Mike and Kipp

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