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Friday, June 02, 2006
All Clear
We just received the result of the inspection on our house, which was Wednesday afternoon. No problems! The inspector said that the house was in exceptional condition, especially compared to other homes in the neighborhood. This means that we don't have to do anything before we move except pack and clean.

We also received the appraisal information on our house from the buyer's mortgage company. Perfect! What we sold the house for and the appraisal are only different by $1,000, and so our buyers are pleased. (We were intitally concerned that we underpriced it a little because we didn't use a realtor, but that wasn't the case at all. Other homes in our neighborhood -- where the sellers used a realtor -- have actually sold for, on average, $4,000 less than ours did without a realtor.)

T is traveling to New Town this weekend by himself to be there for the inspection on Pond House Monday morning. The inspector we called said that T was more than welcome to accompany him during the three-hour inspection, and that he would show T how the major systems of the house worked (e.g., the hydronic heating system, the radon emitigator system, the water filtration system, etc.). T is on top of the world -- this is just the geeky stuff he loves to do. God willing, the inspection of Pond House will come back clear as well. (It should, since it was recently inspected for another buyer who pulled out of the deal due to personal issues, and since the seller has maintained it so well -- aside from the 1980s decor.)

Finally, we also received mortgage information from our bank. The loan is approved and ready to go, and the interest rate is decent (assuming we lock-in soon). Assuming T makes the official offer on Pond House after he sees the results of the inspection, we'll close there August 2.

I'm hoping that the smooth sailing will also carry over to my work. I submitted the draft of the dissertation Monday, and my advisors said they'd have it back to me this coming Monday with comments and revision suggestions. I'm praying that the revisions aren't major, and that the "dissertation inspection" won't reveal any major problems with the theory, data, or analysis. I'm so ready to move out of this project and move in to others. I cannot wait to pack up my office and return the (overdue) books to the library. That will certainly feel like progress.
Posted with care by Prof. Me @ 6/02/2006 03:41:00 PM  
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