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Old 07-25-2013, 03:09 AM   #496
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That house looks absolutely amazing. I keep my fingers crossed that this will become your new home.

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Me too! I have spent the last two days "working on it". We met the contractor and Real Estate agents out there yesterday at 10:45. Our contractor found some electrical stuff and plumbing stuff that will help us negotiate the price a little lower. Plus I didn't get a chance to mention to you all that one of the agents has an AP for DL and we were talking about that and the Disney Collection a lot at the Open House on Sunday.

Well as we were chatting and wrapping things up yesterday, Fran mentions about a certain "special restaurant" that we'll be dining at for a friend's 70th birthday this Friday, and then throws in, "if you get us this house, you'll have reservation privileges to call up Alison and ask her to make you reservations." I was looking at her, but she said, "you should have seen the look on his face when I told him that." He is now working his little patootie off to get this house for us!

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You'll love having the pool and tiki bar area and I'm with you...who needs a sauna in So Cal. The house looks amazing! I hope you're able to work out a deal.
Me too! I will need a break after all the work it will take just to get the loan and submit the offer!

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Holy cats, Alison!!! That place is heaven on earth!!! WHY are the current owners selling this gem?!?!?!?!?
Evidently the owner is an older single woman who is looking to downsize to a condo. She will probably find some ocean view condo in a similar price range with less maintenance but even more incredible views.

Yesterday I negotiated with Fran for part of the two floor to ceiling shoe racks in the walk in closet. She doesn't have THAT many shoes. Well maybe she does. but I need a place to put my shoes and two of my closets are in the bathroom so I can't store any of my nice clothes in there!

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30 to 40 days is good! Not sure what Escrow is we don't have it in the UK. Maybe it is similar to what we call the process of exchange and then completion of contracts in house buying. There is a lag period between exchange and completion , it can be the same day but more often about a week. Gives the lawyers a chance to square up all the house searches for anything sinister like building a car park across your kitchen lol and clear money etc.

Good luck! I type this with one hand from my infusion clinic with drug going in my other arm! Man I could do with your food porn right now!
I think Escrow here is the same thing. It is a time period where a neutral party holds the money from the buyer and checks all sorts of things, like if the seller really owns the place free and clear, no liens, etc. It also gives time for inspections. We already know two of the biggies, the plumbing and electrical which will allow us to ask for some five figure discounts off the price to repair those and bring them up to code.

It might be the weekend before any new food porn. Yesterday after the realtors, we had to call the finance guy and get started with that. Between that and all the boxes that Fran wants me and Darcy to move, I was busy until we left for band.

Today I was scanning documents for like 8 hours, rental agreements, bank statements, driver's licenses, contracts we had to sign, you name it. But it was easier to scan it and email it than drive it the 20 minutes there and back and have all those paper copies, with the printers jamming and other such rubbish. Then Fran made me move boxes for another hour before we changed and ran off to Hollywood to see Sister Act. Traffic was awful and we almost didn't make it. We normally eat a regular restaurant, but we had to go to a CS type place tonight, but at least we got dinner!

Then I was on the phone with the real estate agent for the 40 minute drive home. I wanted to chill out and talk to all my DIS friends so I'm up at the twilight hour and may not be able to post this until after twilight is over!

Tomorrow we make the offer and meet with the agents at 10AM. I have a haircut in the afternoon and we need to pack because we go to my parents after lunch on Friday (6-8 hour drive) for my HS reunion on Saturday. Then we get a few days to relax (biting our nails while we wait to hear about the offer!)

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

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I have Tiki plates, tiki lights, tiki bowls, tiki glasses, tiki tongs and tiki Mickey and Minnie salt and pepper shakers! All from the Disney store!

And hey if F&W still hasn't come back to CA, I'll have a ton of points so my parents and the nephews can go back to the VGC while the rest of us party at our house!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:23 AM   #497
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Twilight starts in a bit.

Sounds like you're super busy....as am I for the next 2 weeks. Will be popping in and out but I may not catch anyone.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #498
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I really hope you get this house! I can imagine the myriad of paperwork you have to scan. It's never ending when buying a new property. It's like a new ride at a theme park just when you think you know how it will end...oh no it changes and takes you round for a lap of honour!

Keep hanging in there Alison. It's a really stressful process this and you must keep yourself well. I sometimes think diets should be put on hold during these times also. Your body has enough stress!

Thanks for explaining ESCROW. Sounds like you have to barter with DW like I do to get a tiny nugget of hanging space for your clothes lol. My heart sunk when we were at AKV it has half the hanging space of SSR. I have taken to wearing non iron clothes now as a solution lol..

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #499
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Holy girl, you have been busy busy. Good luck today at the 10 AM meeting. I'll be pulling for you.

Love how Fran threw in the little perk. Smooth.

How was Sister Act?

Hey and at least you can count all that moving and packing boxes on your FitnessPal. Looking for the silver lining to being exhausted.

I was up all night with the stomach flu so pardon any typos. I'm posting in a haze of no sleep and malnutrition.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:35 AM   #500
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Wow, things are moving fast! Fingers crossed the meeting goes well

I love Fran's side offer, she's a quick thinker.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #501
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Simply amazing home...not even going to call it a house, praying this will be your new home Have to agree with what you said..See, all the hassle of what you went through on 1st There is always a bigger and better plan down the road ( I need to keep reminding myself of this wonderful advice ) Tell you what ? You keep reminding me and I'll keep reminding you


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No matter what happens SO TRUE.

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Holy girl, you have been busy busy. Good luck today at the 10 AM meeting. I'll be pulling for you.

Love how Fran threw in the little Disney bone. Smooth.

How was Sister Act?

Hey and at least you can count all that moving and packing boxes on your FitnessPal. Looking for the silver lining to being exhausted.

I was up all night with the stomach flu so pardon any typos. I'm posting in a haze of no sleep and malnutrition.
to that, eh?

Hope you're feeling better Jenny.
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to that, eh?

Hope you're feeling better Jenny.


Thank you. My stomach doesn't hurt anymore but I'm exhausted. Looks like I'll be very productive here today on the DIS. I wish I could nap but I am so not a napper.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #506
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I had to laugh at Fran's incentive. Let's hope that it works. How big of a problem are the electrics and and plumbing?

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That is one beautiful house! I could easily see myself living there even though I don't like living in the 'burbs anymore after all these years on our 5.5 acres. I hope you get it

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The house I hope that we buy!
Oh my gosh! The house is AMAZING! Whereabouts is it located in LB? At first I was thinking near CSULB but maybe not...I remember taking a shortcut from our apartment through this nice area to get to school and the houses were gorgeous.

So. Which bedroom is mine?!
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Oh my gosh! The house is AMAZING! Whereabouts is it located in LB? At first I was thinking near CSULB but maybe not...I remember taking a shortcut from our apartment through this nice area to get to school and the houses were gorgeous.

So. Which bedroom is mine?!
Did you go to CSULB? That's where I went! Class of '93.
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