I bitch and whine, but ultimately our meeting today went better than expected. Words are nice, but until I see the execution of our agreement about the yard, I will be calling twice a day.
So, as previously stated the pre-settlement meeting went better than expected. It might have been due to the fact that I was on a sugar high from these cupcakes Heartland sent to my Keller Williams office as a "Thank You" gift. Amazingly good freaking cupcakes.
We went through the house, pointed out issues that were affected but there was no blue tape. Nothing to mark the items with. Instead PM just wrote them down. I knew I should have brought my own. But, screw it. We discussed the hardwood flooring again, and the blue tape we had previously put down when we snuck in was still there. After explaining why they were there and what the issues were he realized everything we had been saying. So again he will have them come back out and take a look.
Overall it wasn't too bad. He didn't really "demonstrate" anything to us, just showed us where the furnace filter was, where the humidistat was, and let me pull my van into the garage to make sure it would clear without issues. Looked at the cracked concrete again and despite it being worse than before is still "within tolerance levels and will be monitored". Yeah, ok.
The township inspector is due tomorrow to inspect and give the certificate of occupancy. Apparently he only comes on Tuesday and Thursday. (Facepalm). Cross your fingers he doesn't fail us. If he fails us and doesn't give Certificate of Occupancy, we won't get it this week at all due to Thanksgiving. The loan officer threw me for a loop with the exterior painting - which is not completed due to the weather, but will be completed in the spring. We almost ended up escrowing money for that, which would have been a bit of a mess but not entirely a bad idea. Whole lot of stress in that paragraph.
The loan officer also texted me to let me know they cleared all conditions on our mortgage except the final inspection by the appraiser. Once they get that, then we are clear to close. We should have it by noon-1pm tomorrow. Then we will get all of the final, official numbers, and go to closing Wednesday Morning. Before closing we have to go by the house, see that the punch list guy knocked out a huge portion if not all of our list, and the cleaning crew is coming back to do a deep clean of the house. I'm afraid I'll still need to clean it again after that, but who cares. At that point we will be "HOME"!