We did it! We crawled the last few final steps to closing! Still can’t move in of course because of the stupid tenant’s rights law of 1989 (evict them all, I say! Put their belongings in the street and let them scrabble for shelter like the dirt they are!). But at least we OWN THE BUILDING!!!
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Yes! We have a HOUSE!!!! Did the walkthrough first thing yesterday, and the realtor gave us the keys and took our photo (see above). Then drove way way out to the suburbs to go to a Title Office and do the official Closing. The whole thing is very weird and ceremonial, especially in pandemic times. There was a plastic divider across the table so we wouldn’t breath on each other with the buyers on one side and the sellers on the other and we passed papers back and forth under the divider. And we got to take our infected germy signing pens home, which was fun! I always need pens.
After closing, we picked up lunch for all three of us, then went by the building to drop off official letters of Send Rent Here Now and Move Out at End of Lease for the tenants (sucks to be them!!!!), then went back to my friends’ apartment and ate lunch and petted their three cats and watched bad TV to celebrate.