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estherchaya
closing went well yesterday except that our realtor is a supreme idiot sometimes. This particular time may end up costing us a lot of money in the end. Bleh. I don't really have time to give a real update, but suffice it to say, I'm thrilled and I'm a homeowner! Go us!

The house is great, just needs A/C and it'll be perfect. And a new roof. And the termite damage repaired (this was our realtor's mistake...the sellers were supposed to be responsible for that, but my realtor messed up the contract). And the basement de-70-ized. And a new stove (coming Wednesday). And and and... But it's perfect! :)

The movers come Sunday and then we'll be all set! :)

Current Mood: happy happy

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rebelzero From: rebelzero Date: June 18th, 2004 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
what's this "we" nonsense?
It is your house after all!

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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay for substantive comments!
Yes, it is MY house, technically, but I was trying to be nice. I mean, it happens so rarely, that I ought to try once in a while.
rebelzero From: rebelzero Date: June 22nd, 2004 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
you being nice, or responding to a substantive comment? heh heh

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
me being nice.
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yermie From: yermie Date: June 23rd, 2004 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)

being nice

You're being nice?

Say it isn't so...

And we had such high hopes for you....
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caryabend From: caryabend Date: June 18th, 2004 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Basements.

Until I see her basement myself, MY basement is the 70s exemplar.

Yes, with just a beanbag chair and mirror ball, you too can resurrect Disco in our house!
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caryabend From: caryabend Date: June 22nd, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Basements.

How... gauche. That thought fills me with a preternatural dread, akin to the calm in the eye of a hurricane, knowing that in just a few minutes the terrors of the storm will start again.

Wow. I like that. That was more powerful than I thought it would be.

Imagery, symbolism, metaphor and other literary words! You'd think that I actually cared about what I say and how I communicate. And you'd be right.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Basements.

God help us all.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
No idea what she's going to do. We're going to have someone out to look at the damage and assess what it will cost to fix it, and then I'll call her and ask what she's going to do to make it right. If she won't do anything, we'll probably sue Re/Max, so as to keep it from being personal.
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yermie From: yermie Date: June 23rd, 2004 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
What do you call a bus full of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

A good start.

And to think, I'm married to a wonderful woman who has this crazed notion that she wants to be one of them .... (a lawyer in general, not one at the bottom of the ocean...)
yermie From: yermie Date: June 23rd, 2004 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Sue 'em all...

let the judge sort 'em out...


leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 18th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uggh. Wish I didn't feel responsible for the stupid realtor problem. She means well, I know this for a fact. I am so pleased about your new pad...it is a diamond in the rough and awfully cute. The pictures you posted online hardly do it justice! Plus, now you live in the right neighborhood! It's great how close it is to everything! Mazal tov!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 18th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not your fault or responsibility at all. It's Nancy's. You had no way of knowing that I wouldn't understand my contract well enough to realize that the addendum voided the termite clause. Bleh.

And it is awfully cute. It'll be cuter with central air. I went over there last night and today and wanted to kill myself it was so hot!
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 18th, 2004 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Too bad we subscribe to a frum way of living. I would recommend staying naked until you have a/c.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm all about it. You were in my house. You can understand.
yermie From: yermie Date: June 23rd, 2004 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Naked is good.

I strive every day to have some quality "naked time"....

Most people try to avoid me during said periods....

but for those lucky few who don't... my condolences.

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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 22nd, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's disgusting. Sometimes I just want to sit in my car for a couple hours with the A/C blasting. Bleh.
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From: gittygiggles Date: June 18th, 2004 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
are you getting window units? sears has them for $99 for some really nice ones. for small rooms that is
caryabend From: caryabend Date: June 18th, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Termites?

She must have really screwed up, and bad. I thought MD law required the seller to fix that, unless it was explicitly part of the contract otherwise. If it's her screw up, then she should pay. Especially if she put things into the contract that you did not approve.

Other options:
1) File a small claims against her and/or the real estate company/branch she works for.
2) Report her to the state.

It's probably too late to take the money out of her commission.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: June 18th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Termites?

the real estate commission has been cashed already, I've never known a realtor to wait for their money!
From: cecerose Date: June 18th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yayayayayay!!!!

That's wonderful... You and Seth survived escrow intact without strangling your broker (though it sounds like they deserved it)... I remember when I moved in last year I was like "WHOA"...

So, I's happy for you!

Shabbat Shalom!
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: June 18th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mazal Tov

Can't wait to see your new digs! :-)
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: June 18th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mazal Tov

Oh yeah, and it'll be nice to fill your basement w/ your stuff! (and get it out of ours!) ;-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: June 18th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Mazal Tov

Yours and everyone else's. I think the only things we have over there right now are my fireplace equipment. Is there other stuff that you know of? At any rate, we'll pick up the stuff next week. :)
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