Dear Diary, at this point you probably feel my fingers strumming a rhythmic beat (in between keyboard strikes) on my computer. And why might you ask? Well… it’s because of my anticipation regarding “the prolonged waiting for a closing date” in purchasing my needy rowhouse on Overlook Pl. In fact, the last time I wrote a post regarding this subject (this will be the 6th one for you Newburgh Restoration followers) was March 14th, and I could not even remotely have imagined that I’d be writing this one with a third of April gone, and still NO CLOSING DATE!!!!
OK Diary…that actually felt good getting all that angst out of my system (LOL). But now back to the facts. It turns out that the city inspection of the boiler and chimney venting (that I wrote about in my 5th Needy Rowhouse post), did not go without repair issues that were sited during the inspection. Again, to clarify, any issues that turn up with an open permit item (in this case for the new boiler installation) and was not closed out by the city prior, becomes the responsiblity of the current owner (the seller in this case) in order to remedy the issues sited.
So pay attention readers (who are potentially considering to buy or sell in the near future) to this recap. If transferring a property in the city, ANY OPEN PERMITS “that have not been filed as completed”, will need to be addressed prior to closing and a property CANNOT transfer ownership till they are inspected and ANY issues found MUST be remediated and approved with a final inspection so that a certificate of compliance can finally be filed in the city. And this could easily delay a closing if issues surface. The GOOD NEWS regarding my rowhouse is that it FINALLY did pass this week (after a second inspection needed to be conducted)!
Also Diary, I’d done my homework when my own property inspection was completed after I first went into contract on the house (as I also highlighted in an earlier entry here). I knew I would be facing important electrical work that I wanted to have done. That new work included a new outside entrance cable, new meters and breaker boxes and increased capacity for safer and better service for my tenants (when they become my tenants). I had researched a number of possibilities, also with understanding that an electrician MUST be licensed in the city of Newburgh in order to satsify code. I untimately found Fetzer Electric LLC, and happy I did! (Fetzer is an Angie’s List award winner with a number of reassuring testimonials). Most importantly it is about professional, friendly and timely service that makes a difference. I had felt that from initially speaking to Sheri in administrative and scheduling and then of course with my actual recent meeting with the electrician John Mottolese (pictured here with his assistant Ernesto Gusman) for a very detailed and educational consultation at my needy rowhouse.
So Diary, I’ll try to patiently wait for that “ellusive” actual closing date (strumming fingers starting in that rhythmic beat again). But in the interim, I can take comfort in looking at this recent picture I took of beautiful Overlook Pl. And I’ll just continue to wait for that day I can proceed to dance, “the ELECTRIC slide…boogie, woogie-woogie”. Till then, remember I HEART Newburgh!