After months and months of searching, we are finally in escrow! And, because I'm a procrastinator, we're actually almost all done with escrow. We should be signing all the docs on Friday, the loan will fund Monday, and then it should be recorded Tuesday, July 1st, aka: The Day We Become Homeowners!
It's been a really bumpy road getting here, but I'm happy to report that since entering escrow with this home, everything has been going relatively smoothly! No crazy real estate agents or weird sellers.
When we started looking, I told Jason, "I'd love to buy a house in Burbank..." I didn't expect it to actually happen because: (a) homes in Burbank are typically a tad bit more expensive than other areas, (b) the ones that are for sale (in our price range) are what we affectionately call "Frankenhouses" due to the illegal, weird room additions, and (c) the market is so crazy, we never expected to actually win a bid in such an in-demand area.
Well, what I thought would never happen is happening. We are almost owners of a home in Burbank! It's a 3 bed/2 bath house in the flat part of Burbank. It's about 1,800 square feet with a spacious 2 car garage in the back. And in true SoCal real estate fashion, it needs some cosmetic work, plus central air. The sellers have lived in the house for the last 40 years without air conditioning. Shocking, really...
We have a long list of things we'd like to do. Once we get keys next Tuesday, we'll have to go and figure out what we "need" to do before we move in.
Here's a picture of the front of the house: