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Hi Rebecca, I'm sure everyone on the board is glad you've reached this stage. I sure am. But, now the lenders are going to get after you and they will make your life miserable for weeks. Like, you have deadlines for this and that that require pieces of paper. You phone them up, asking about the piece of paper. All you get is voice mail. You leave a message, no response for 3 days. You send in your husband's employment certification (or yours, these people are equal opportunity idiots), and they see that some of it is written in blue ink and some in black ink. Oh wow, not valid.

If I may be so bold, what I suggest is that you be sort of aggressive. Like phoning up twice or three times a day to see how things are going, asking what else needs to be done, asking for the names on the approval committee, that sort of thing.

Another thing you might think of, is asking the sellers to dinner. I do this routinely with prospective tenants, because I want to find out what they are like and the cost of a dinner is well worth having no trouble in the future. Clearly it is different with a sale transaction, but if that transaction can be made friendly, some legal bills might be avoided.
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