So we got a call from our SR Amber Saturday, letting us know that while the developer didn't grade our backyard as promised last week, he expects to do so this week. (yes, we are a little skeptical, but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt for one more week - after that, time to bring in the big guns).
She also told us something else that should serve as a reminder to us and everyone else in bloggerland. Apparently, the buyers of the Florence that I had pictured earlier in the blog had their loan fall through after their walkthrough. Amber couldn't get into specifics, but said they had a "major life event" and just wanted to let us know that was why we now had an inventory home one street over from us with a for sale sign.
Apparently, the original buyer is still trying to buy the home through another financing option, but Ryan had to move ahead and list it. (We think the home had been finished for a month or so). I can't imagine how that buyer must feel. To be so close, and then to see it all fall through. We never met them, but we are still saying a little prayer for them.
Their plight reminded us how fragile the whole homebuying process can be, especially nowadays. We got an email from NVR late Friday asking for a few minor things as we move forward, and rest assured, Saturday's news got our attention about being diligent with loan matters. This should go without saying, but anyone looking to buy a home should avoid changing jobs or making any major purchases (through credit) until right up before closing. You never know how that might change things, as the prospective buyer of the Florence in our neighborhood sadly found out.