Got a call from our realtor on Saturday while we were out of town. Apparently, there is a “small issue” with the title to the house. The seller owes (or owed) Target something like $2500, and they filed a lien against the property. Now, my realtor insists that this is illegal, and that if Target doesn’t release the lien themselves, it will automatically be removed 30 days after the initial request was made on April 8th, which means our closing would be delayed until May 9th. Based on my previous mortgage experience, I’m not so confident in the realtor’s assertions of illegality, and I am more inclined to think that the seller will have to pay it out of the proceeds.
Issue #2 that is giving me heart palpitations, my realtor can’t seem to get a straight answer out of the listing agent regarding when the seller will officially GTFO, when we can do our walk-through, and whether or not the agreed-upon repairs have been made (namely, replacing the antique oven, and replacing a door). We are technically supposed to be closing a week from today. I’m getting nervous.