Thursday, September 15, 2011

A BIG sigh of Relief

 Last Saturday while we were at the Lakewood Forest house to pick up the last box or 2, sweep the floors, and clean the pool the new buyers stopped by and I'm so glad I got to meet them. Alex and Leilani are the sweetest couple. Before we knew it we had talked 2 1/2 hours about the house, upkeep, landscaping and just general topics. Some how Leilani and I got on the topic of dance classes. She mentioned she took ballet and I mentioned that I took flamenco until I was about 34. She said she performed in a flamenco dance troupe and when we realized we both took classes at Rodriguez Dance Academy with Rogelio. Small world. We found we had several things in common.

After 5 weeks we had to cut the first buyers loose because 3 extensions later they couldn't get a loan. So 2 days after the house went active on the market again we got an offer from Alex and Leilani. This went so much smoother than the first. 
Photo by Barbara Borchers

So Big SIGH! Ahhhhhhhhhh.
Our new buyers made it happen or maybe I should say their loan processor did. That was one motivated processor. She kept after the  inspector,appraiser and then underwriting and made it happen. Tuesday at 4pm we finally went to closing on the sale of our house in Lakewood Forest. Long time coming.

When Barbara our realtor called to say the closing was on I got so excited that the stress of maintaining 2 homes via maintenance and cost would be coming to an end finally.
Photo by Barbara Borchers
But as the hour approach the emotions were reeling. We were to meet Barbara (realtor) at the house to take a couple of pictures with the sold sign but before she got there David and I walked thru the house one last time to make sure we got everything. As we walked thru each of us got quiet and when we stopped in the study we couldn't believe this was really it. And yes I got weepy as my daughter calls it. David put a lot of blood and sweat into this house. Literally.
At the title company while waiting for the buyers to sign, we sat just outside the conference room with Barbara to go over some figures and talk. David realized he forgot his readers. I offered to go down and grab them out of the truck but the receptionist saved the day. She brought out a box of readers. I couldn't get the phone camera out fast enough when David grabbed the gold chunky feminine frames and put them on. Oh how I wish I could share a picture of him in those trendy gold readers but I did get a picture of him in these teeny tiny frames. He looks so serious instead of excited but he was wise cracking during the entire 3 hours we were there. Yep 3 hours. He kept us laughing.
When it was all over and we were saying good bye to the new home owners I had to tell them that if we could have picked who we wanted to buy and live in our house they would have definitely been our choice.  We made it a home and now we are passing over the keys to the new owners. I hope they create as many happy memories in the house as we did.
Now let me say something about our realtor...She's the best. She's been in the business for 30+ years and knows her stuff.  She was there for us all the way. She helped us with the purchase of our current home and the sale of the Lakewood Forest home.  We couldn't believe that the other realtor never showed up for the closing to support his buyers and guide them thru the closing. When the buyers called him he said that if they needed his signature he would come by the next morning but he wasn't coming. I could say more but won't. David and I realized just how fortunate we are to have had Barbara by our side.

No more excuses I now have to concentrate on emptying boxes at the house and make it our home.

So Good-bye to our Glenway home and hello to our new home, new memories and of course new PROJECTS.

Until next blog...Life is a book and you are its author, you determine its plot and pace and you-- only you--turn its pages. ~Beth Mende Conny

 .•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•. Be Happy ✿ .•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•.  
……………… .... •.Carla.•´…………............…

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