Monday, December 16, 2013

Almost Jinxed

We were almost jinxed on the purchase of our new home. Our earnest money check was lost for two and one half weeks before we even knew it. We worried someone else would buy the house while we dealt with the loss. Since the funds for the earnest money had to be certified funds we couldn't stop payment on the check unless we paid $125 for a bond to insure the loss. What? We didn't loose the priority envelope with the check the post office did. Our real estate agent sent the check with the standard $50 insurance which doesn't cover the cost of the bond not to mention us driving down to Atlanta to deliver the check. We didn't want to risk sending the check in the mail again which was suggested. The reimbursement for the $50 can't be submitted for 21 days to the post office.

After much grumbling we paid the $125 for the bond and got a new check and hand delivered it to Atlanta. All is back on track but we lost that two and half weeks of time. We may not be in the house before the Christmas holidays but things are looking up again. Above you see a view from the deck of our soon to be new home. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. Thanks for all of your well wishes and comments.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous view from your new home. I am so glad your story has a happy ending. Blessings.

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  2. Eeeeeek! Nail biting, hair pulling anxiety! Hope everything works out well soon. The view from the deck is beautiful. Good Luck! Pxx

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  3. Hiss and spit. Fingers and toes firmly crossed.

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  4. Oh my God, you have a branch. New Year will be just fine.

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  5. I hope everything goes well for you. Keep warm! : )

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  6. OOOOHHHHH NOOOOES!
    So very glad it got straightened out. Toes crossed that you will get into it before Christmas.
    That view is amazing!

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  7. Gorgeous view, Linda! Happy everything worked out, but what a lot of hassle to get there. Fingers crossed you're in for Christmas!!!!

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  8. What a beautiful view you have! Hope after that one snag, everything else goes smoothly. I'll send you a New Years card instead of a Christmas one.

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  9. That view is amazing.....sorry about the anxiety over the lost check. I look forward to seeing your new home.

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  10. Great view. Congratulations!

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  11. What a view!!!! Real estate must be handled differently in Georgia than when I was selling NH. In NH deposit checks are typically delivered in person. Glad that things worked out for you guys... phew!

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  12. thanks all, so far so good, limited internet access this week

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