We signed the documents yesterday, and received word at about 2 in the afternoon that the house was now ours.
Despite the closing and the fact we have a key, the sellers requested a three-day period before we took possession. This is making our parents nervous, and now that I’m here I can completely see why, but it’s written in the purchase and sale agreement and so there’s nothing to do now but wait.
(In addition to not being able to sign off on the house between closing and possession, the pity of the thing is that we lose one of our weekends for moving, and so cleaning and the initial car trips will have to take place in the evenings after work. Bummer, especially now that it’s dark so early.)
But, all that aside, we’ve closed! And now a month and a half of waiting is reduced to one last weekend… 🙂