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Posted By Battenkiller,
Dec 16, 2011 at 6:20 PM
Sounds like an awesome Christmas for you guys!
With mortgage rates this low, I would find it hard not to pay to .25-.50 of a point that it costs for a no-closing cost mortgage. If I ever had five figures in my savings account maybe then I would pay the closing, but that usually isn't the case. I have refinanced four times paying nothing but the appraisal fee. I'm at about 5% on a 30 year note right now.
Congrats on the new house. I love BB's line, if god-forbid, I ever have to go thru another closing, I will be sure to steal it!
Wow BK, great news. Very happy for you and hope you can get in before Christmas. Is everything packed? :coolsmile:
Congrats ....and at the right time of the year...tax deductions !!
I gotta tell ya BK, that just made my Christmas. So happy for you man. Merry Christmas!
Thanks for all the kind thoughts.
We're all packed and waiting for moving day. One of my son's friends will be helping out. He's a bull of a young man. I watched him work one hot July day and I thought, "I'd hire that kid on the spot." Now it turns out I am. With my brains and his brawn we should have the first truck packed and ready by noon. Hopefully we can get two loads moved on Wednesday and come back for the outside stuff after Christmas.
Then put my feet up, light a big Honduran stogie, pour a huge glass of scotch, and watch them pellets burn. After this is over I'm sure I won't want to lift anything heavier than a bag of pellets for at least a few weeks.
Sounds good BK! But I got a tell you, I won't be really happy 'till your burnin wood again. Happy for you though! Steve, Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you too, Steve!
I'll tell you, I just won't know what to do with myself without the wood stove. The routine is:
1. Think to check the stove
2. Pop open a beer on the way
3. Drink the beer while I mess with the stove.
That happens about three times between dinner and bed. Now if I keep thinking of the stove and grabbing a beer but there's no stove to go to, that scene might repeat itself all evening long. If that's the case, I just might top 300 pounds by April.
Congrats BK . . . very happy for you and Lady BK . . . it has been a long, hard road you have traveled, but the end is in sight.
With my luck I'd do the above, just get the cigar lit, just get a sip of scotch in me, and the pellet stove would go out :shut:
Hope everything goes smoothly.
BK - at this point you deserve that big azz glass of scotch and a righteous gar to go with it.
Well, that was relatively painless. Total due at closing...
And I stole the pen, as promised. :cheese:
Congratulations BK and thanks for the laugh :snake:
Now to get the carving station setup, and the garage arranged and the pole barn set and,and,and...
Yehaw! Take that, STFU bank.
Fantastic. A credit union. Much less painful than with a seller's settlement attorney.
Enjoy that house BK. And the pellet puppy. Take advantage of all of the Harman pellet stove experience in the pellet room.
Now let the scientific studies begin on pelletz..... :lol:
Just kiddin BK...I like your studies you know I do... ;-)
Merry Christmas BK! Post up spme pics of the new place when you can. Even that silly pellet stove of yours.
He better better get good use out of it. He financed it for 30 years. :ahhh:
Even better! :cheese: :snake: Knowing BK, he will figure out some way to make that sucker burn wood! ;-P
At 4% I wish I could finance everything for 30 years. ;-)
Congrats, BK and family! That looked like a super place to make a nice clean start!
AND you got a PEN!!
You better just start scrounging and putting up wood, it will be nice and seasoned by the time the pellets run out.
Sweet score . . . nice looking pen.
Actually . . . this is a very nice way to end 2011 . . . and a nice way to end the saga that began so many months ago with what seemed to be very bad news . . . one door closes, another door opens -- and this door happens to be the one to your new home.
I didn't mention it earlier because I was hoping things would go smooth . . . but when I went to my closing the home owner began blubbering and started to say she was having second thoughts about selling and how she had such great memories there . . . and so on and so forth . . . fortunately I used my Jedi Mind Powers on her to get her to sign the paperwork.