Tuesday, March 20, 2007


We sold the house! We sold our house in Washington! Hooray! After 10 months!

Things I have learned:
  1. Patience is a virtue, and I am impatient with the amount of patience I have.
  2. If a home buyer can't get the financing because he isn't a U.S. citizen, he can't get the financing the second try, either.
  3. Co-signers to a non-U.S citizen's loan can suddenly decide they want to buy a "vacation home" in Portland, OR, and not be co-signers anymore.
  4. Always ask if the homebuyer is a U.S. citizen with traceable income.
  5. Always ask for daily rent money up front, not at closing. It may not come to closing.
  6. Hire a realtor who knows Real Estate legalities, not simply because he/she is a people-person.
  7. Forgive.
  8. Referring to your 2nd mortgage as your "vacation home" will get a chuckle or two.
  9. "Timing is in the hands of Higher Authority", I thought, as the bank called to remind us the bridge loan is due in 2 days.
  10. A weight carried for so long is not easily forgotten, even after it is gone, which may be a good thing.
  11. Jumping up and down and giving group hugs after losing a hard-fought volleyball game because you announced you closed on the house today creates fast friends.
  12. More people are pulling for you than you realize.
Thank you everyone pulling for us. Woohoo!!!!!

1 comment:

Shelli said...

Love the post! Very clever and very true!!
Sorry you had to go through all that, but we are so happy for you that the house sold!