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We bought the house. Sort of. Despite repeated assurances from real… 
1st-Jul-2006 03:59 pm
militant owl
We bought the house. Sort of. Despite repeated assurances from real estate agents and bankers on both sides of the Pacific that wire transfers are completed within 24 hours, the money isn't there. Well, technically it's there, we just can't get at it. It seems that Homeland Security has decided that all international wire transfers need to be held in processing at the Federal Reserve for 3 to 5 business days so, umm, gee, no one seems to know why. I'm guessing it's so the government can hang on to the funds for a few days. After all, there is a lot of money shipped back and forth every day. Our government now gets at least 3 days use of that money for no particular reason other than that they can.

The agent checked with the seller's agent and the sale will still go through, just a couple of days later.

For more of the adventures of the Mochi's in mortgage-land, see you_thought_wtf
1st-Jul-2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
Um... congratulations on your (pending) homeownership!!!

*flings confetti, on spec*
*opens champagne, just because*
2nd-Jul-2006 12:03 am (UTC)
We opened a bottle of really good red we've been saving for the day we bought the house. The moment is cheapened by the whole funds hold-up, but by the time it really happens we'll be overseas and won't get notification till after the fact. One more reason to despise the Department of Homeland Security - they diminished my happy homebuyers moment. Whimper.
1st-Jul-2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
No doubt it's being funneled through some sort of interest-bearing arrangement, with the interest going to fund the contras bail out Enron or something.
2nd-Jul-2006 12:00 am (UTC)
I was actually thinking it was going to pay for more plasma TVs for the Homeland Security offices, but yours works too.

Love the icon. Would you mind if I 'borrowed' it?
2nd-Jul-2006 12:01 am (UTC)
Take! Take!

And congratulations on the house anyway!
2nd-Jul-2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Thanks. On both counts. And, umm, quick reply, that.
2nd-Jul-2006 03:59 am (UTC)
You really are the queen of icon 'borrowing' huh? :o)
2nd-Jul-2006 04:12 am (UTC)
Hey congratulations on the official purchase! Always things that make what could have been a simple transaction just that little bit more "creative", but it'll all come through in the end!

Means you get to have *another* nice bottle of red when it IS all settled/sorted! :o)
2nd-Jul-2006 11:38 am (UTC)
Unlikely, actually, since we'll be recovering from jet-lag in London. And I do use my own icons more often than borrowed ones. There's just so much pretty-ness out there.
2nd-Jul-2006 11:40 am (UTC)
Ahhhh, the LJ world is such a pretty place :o)
2nd-Jul-2006 12:48 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the string of Stupid People Tricks, but -- yay house! Congratulations!
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