“Closing date to be on or before May 31, 2007.” Seemed pretty simple for an earnest money agreement written in mid-April. It would have been a slam dunk: sold on contract, no appraisal, and no professional inspection (gut remodel). Clearing title proved more challenging than anybody expected. The seller inherited the property almost thirty years ago but did not follow through with changing the names on title. This meant that the tax record and deed only showed the deceased. Even with a will, the process of clearing title included seven death certificates and the notarized signatures of 13 people with potential claims to title, including one in New Zeland!
It closed/recorded today.