Change is brewing. I have a home inspection scheduled for next Tuesday, and if everything works smoothly (not that it has yet, so I don't know if I should plan on it going forward), I close on the house on April 16.
It suddenly hit me today how big of a change this is on so many levels. I was really pushing to get the inspection to be on a Saturday, but for a variety of reasons it just wasn't working out (lots of drama with stupid bureaucrats). One reason I wanted it on a Saturday was obviously so that I wouldn't have to miss any work for it. Another reason I realized is that I really wanted to have someone come with me to act as a voice of reason. I don't necessarily want it to be someone who thinks I'm crazy for buying right now, but I also know that my realtor has a significant financial incentive for me to actually follow through with the deal. The inspector will be extremely helpful for telling me whether there are any specific problems, but he won't be able to give me a sense of whether I'd be able to find renters.
Or whether people would ever visit me.
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