Friday, October 5, 2012

Lost In 'Real Estate Paperwork Land'

Holy cow! 

I was warned by a neighbor about how bad the combination of crazy California over-regulation and all the new rules for bank loans would be and I still have been caught completely by surprise.

Yesterday alone, we signed 53 pages of paperwork.  And emailed back 23 pages of supporting material to prove that we can afford this new loan for a condo in Palm Springs.

All this with 45% down and a credit score in the high excellent range.  Did I mention this is just preliminary stuff and we are still a month out from signing final papers?  Definitely not for the faint of heart...

In the meantime, I want to mention that my sweet dog Parker is 15 and 1/2 as of yesterday!!!

Not bad for a breed that has an average lifespan of 10-12 years.  Honestly, he has outlived any reasonable expectations and his days now consist of roasting his old bones on the deck (-thank God we've had such a nice Fall so far) and doing lots of funny dementia and lack of hearing and sight related things that still keep us laughing and enjoying his wonderful spirit.

Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!


  1. Buying property is not for the faint of heart. Can't say that I have bought any in Cali, but 53 pages of the preliminary kind doesn't make me want to.... seriously! Wowza. As for your dog, that is super awesome. They do provide tons of entertainment. I know that ours keep us laughing and that is a very good thing!!! WTG Parker:)

  2. Unfortunately, completing all the paperwork and having wonderful credit does not mean you will get the loan. Remember all those people who cheated? Now, isn't it only fair that we pay for it. Not in my world!

    1. We are actually pre-approved, so hopefully there's no lousy change up on us!

  3. Gross! I do not wish that "paper hell" on anyone! As for your doggy, happy birthday to him!

  4. HAPPPY BELATED to yer sweet canine!!


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