We closed at Freedom Title. Everyone was very nice, and I felt very comfortable. It took about 45 minutes, and we finally got to meet the sellers. They were really nice people as well. Apparently the house was built by the family’s parents/grandparents in 1923, and has stayed in the family ever since. It was pretty obvious that the father was reluctant to sell, so I tried to assure him as much as possible that it was in good hands.
While we were there, the Title people were very accommodating. They gave us candy, explained all of the pages, and got Melissa some bottles of water when she said she was thirsty. Our realtor, Tim, gave us a Thank You card that had a gift card for Lowe’s in it! Awesome! I felt really good about it, and a lot more confident that this is the right thing to do. My family seems to share that sentiment.
The Gill came over afterwards, and I signed over the check the Title company gave me. Everyone was squared away, and I didn’t have any more short-term borrowings outstanding. Whew! At this point, we’re actually about half a grand up — I had anticipated on paying out more than we did, so I was really happy about that. Shortly after that, Satya stopped by, helped us move some things outside, until Melissa’s parents showed up 15 minutes later. We loaded up the truck, and all three of our cars drove over to the house. This would be her parents’ first time seeing the house! They liked it, and Melissa gave them the tour. We finally got to see the garage, and it was A-OK with me. Big, empty, and not too messy. One day of cleaning and it should be fine.