I can’t believe I’m actually checking this one off! This has been a dream of ours for what seems like forever.
We got the keys yesterday, the Realtor left us a card and a lovely gift basket (wonderful and practical – tools and gift cards and things we can use!) and we spent the next couple of hours there wandering from room to room, looking in drawers and cupboards, making plans, measuring spaces, and feeling giddy and glad. The kids ran up and down the stairs, rolled around on the floors, danced around the patio space and watched clouds go by from balcony, went out to the little playground for a while… they’re so excited. We all are. We definitely feel like we’ve made a very good decision and will all be very happy there.
Very best of luck to anyone else looking for their place to call home.
I’m happily, happily checking this off my list at long last.
Now if we can just survive the moving process… but that’s a new goal that can take the place of this one.1 day ago
Sellers have changed their move-out date again. I’ve been assured this is the last time, and a contract addendum was signed. Not terribly convinced of this, though. 6 days ago
It’s so surreal – in the last month this has gone from a long time pipe dream to reality.
We’ve now met with our lovely broker to hand over our paperwork and sign all the mortgage documents, transferred all of the downpayment (savings and RRSPs) to a single high savings account, met with an insurance agent (we still need to get back to them), signed the forms for our brilliant Realtor, and have an appointment with a lawyer for the final paperwork and payment next Tuesday.
M. spoke to our wonderful landlord last night about us moving out at the end of June – he’s really happy for us and thinks buying a place right now is a fantastic choice, particularly in the area we’re moving to. I’ve already set up a date for internet, cable, and phone to kick in at the new place (and picked our new number), and am scoping out schools in the area, which is difficult – we love the school here.
There’s a lot of work to be done at the new place (ceilings and fresh paint), and a lot of work weeding and packing our belongings here, big decisions to make and cleanup to do, but we’ll get there. Soon this will be checked off and a ‘smooth move’ type goal will take its place.
One week from today we close, next Thursday we get our keys!! Unbelievable. 1 week ago
The sellers have changed the settlement date and their move-out date on me three times already. Getting some signatures down now, so hopefully this little frustration will cease to exist soon.
Closing date is not that big of a deal for me and my situation, thankfully. But it’d be really nice to definitely know when I’ll have an empty home to move into, so I can give my landlord adequate notice I’m outta here. I’d really hate to pay rent longer than I absolutely have to. 1 week ago