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  • Nephythys
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    OK- turns out much better than I thought.
    The plumbing issue- the force of the water from the dishwasher popped the hose free from the fixtures under the sink. The fix is easy- reclamp the hose.
    The ceiling damage is fairly small- we are going to let it dry, pull off the dry wall tape and ruined popcorn texture. Then retape it and re-popcorn it.
    I think the seller will take care of all of it- they are coming out this weekend.
    *phew*

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  • Nephythys
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    I am leaving to meet them at the house now- the sellers agent, the attorney and some construction guys-

    Wish me luck guys- hopefully this will go easy.

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  • Disneykat
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    Gah Neph, I'm sorry this happened. I'm praying for a smooth process in all of this. Stay calm, and be patient. Sometimes hme repairs take a bit of time to get in order.

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  • Nephythys
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    Turns out this is not covered under warranty- the seller needs to fix it all. I have an advantage in that the other Realtor (the sellers agent) lives across the street from me. She's very upset and is in contact with the seller's attorney.

    So- right now we are waiting to hear from her. We are going to try to get them to get a plumber out immediately because I need to be able to use the kitchen- then we will expect them to get someone out to check out and repair the water damage to the cabinet and the basement ceiling.

    **update** while I was posting- the attorney for the seller wants to go check it out with some construction guys. So I am waiting for the time and I will go meet them, let them in and find out what they are going to do. Looks good so far-

    Gak!

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  • tbminnie
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    Ah the joys of home ownership! We had similar problems when we bought our first house. Everything the seller fixed was done improperly.

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  • Nephythys
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    AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    Ok- remember how happy I was about the new garbage disposal?
    Not anymore.
    It was incorrectly installed- and we ran the dishwasher for the FIRST freaking time since the plumbing changes. The whole thing emptied out into the cabinet under the sink- and then.....went down into my basement ceiling which is now falling apart.
    LITERALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The cabinet is still soaked-I can't use anything in the kitchen than involves plumbing and I am just livid.
    So- called the Realtor and left him a message last night- he called this morning (not too happy himself) and told me how to use my warranty. He is going to call the other Realtor (on the sellers side) to discuss getting the basement ceiling fixed too. He told me to keep all the receipts because he says we are going after the seller for all of it.
    Left a message at the service dept for the warranty- hopefully someone can get out there right away. Might need to ask my mom to go over there to let them in- putting her out too.
    AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! We are not a happy bunch of people. Older house I understand- TLC- little changes here and there to update- but this???????
    *sigh*

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  • Nephythys
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    Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
    Ah, all that worry for nothing! Congrats!

    And get cracking on the pictures woman!!!! :judge:

    I did learn something ugly about my loan-

    It's amortized over 45 years- but DUE in 30. It has a balloon payment at the end- yikes- a 15 years worth of payments balloon. :bang:

    I can re-fi the second loan right away- and will. I can re-fi the first loan after 24 months- and I will :lmao:

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  • Hyperbole
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    Originally posted by Nephythys View Post
    All done!

    No freak outs- no glitches- super smooth- got all the answers I needed and I have my keys! :yea:
    Ah, all that worry for nothing! Congrats!

    And get cracking on the pictures woman!!!! :judge:

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  • Nephythys
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    Thanks guys! :yea: :yea:

    O-nut- I have a super special HM-NMBC scroll that I framed- from the first year they had it. I want to hang it somewhere where people can see it- maybe that will be the first thing up

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  • dramaqueen
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    Congrats!!! We have owned our house for almost a year and it is such a great feeling- I am so glad everything went well. Now the fun begins of unpacking and making it all your own. The best part is throwing those boxes away because you know you won't be moving for a loooong time

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  • Olympicnut
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    Congrats Cas!!! Good on you. Now go hang pictures :lmao:

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  • dsnylndmom
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    Originally posted by Nephythys View Post
    All done!

    No freak outs- no glitches- super smooth- got all the answers I needed and I have my keys! :yea:
    NOW do the "it's my own house" happy dance, in each room like I did

    CONGRATULATIONS NEPHY!!!!!!

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  • Nephythys
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    All done!

    No freak outs- no glitches- super smooth- got all the answers I needed and I have my keys! :yea:

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  • desertdweller
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    Sounds like a done deal and a key to your new home.

    Congratulations!!!!

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  • Nephythys
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    Yes- loan ppwk and contract all signed.

    Going to get details today-
    mailbox #
    mailbox key
    garage door code
    garage door openers
    warranty on new stove, disposal and furnce
    how long is the certification good on the roof
    sewer scope results
    key to side gate

    But otherwise- I think it is going to be ok. I feel better the closer it gets-

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  • Matt Hamand
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    Originally posted by Nephythys View Post
    Does anyone have advice on what questions to ask at closing? Final details I should not miss?
    If today is your closing day then you've probably arleady signed everything, yes?

    It's probably too late to do a whole lot if something is wrong. That being said, there is probably not anything wrong. You should have title insurance and your escrow company will fix any problems that crop up. Not out of the goodness of their hearts, mind you. They just don't want to be sued.

    As for people giving you tips and advice, you should probably ignore most of it. Its like when you're pregnant. Everyone has different, contradicting advice for how to do things. Real estate transactions are heavily regulated and unless you are using some shady loan broker or realtor, you don't have anything to worry about.

    Just enjoy it. Michelle and I moved into our first house (we owned our condop but this is the first house) a month ago and we're still settling in. It'll take a while.

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  • desertdweller
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    Having been through the home buying process several times I found the paperwork not as scary as I thought it would be.

    The processor/notary who handles your closing statement should be thorough and explain each page you are signing. Take your time and make sure everything is as it should be and don't be reluctant to ask them questions about any page you aren't sure about.

    All the best!

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  • Olympicnut
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    Scary aint it? It was the scariest thing I have ever done, buying my house. Especially since I had to do it all alone! But believe me, after you get settled, get the house set up the way you want (and might I suggest putting up some pictures on the wall asap because even though they might not be exactly where or what you might want, it helps you adjust and get "in the rhythm", sounds crazy but it works!) you will sit there and go "oh my god this is my house!!" and a big smile will come over your face

    Good luck!

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  • Mouse princess
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    Sorry- can't help you there. I had a lawyer to take care of all that (required in NY)

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  • Nephythys
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    Does anyone have advice on what questions to ask at closing? Final details I should not miss?

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