We finally have the closing date for our new house! We shall become houseowners on March 10th. This journey has been long and arduous - given that we had two deals that fell through before. The first one was a short sale that was just incredibly complicated and in the end was not worth the effort for us, the second was because we did not qualify for the jumbo loan mortgage. Third time's the charm! We will not be moving until June, as the previous owner will rent the house from us until then. That works just fine because for us it's easier to let our daughter finish this school year in the old school, and also it's better to do renovation and move in the warmer months. I am just so happy and relieved now!!