middle of the day i got a call from my father who heard from my lawyer that all revisions to the purchase agreement have been made and accepted by the other party, so i might as well sign today since contractually it was the last official day to decide as stated in the "offer to buy" agreement (the one i signed last monday, where i put down a $1000 deposit to secure the house and list it as "under agreement"). after today, if i didn't sign, theoretically (although highly unlikely) the sellers could back out of the deal if they wanted to, sell the place to somebody else. so i figured what the heck, might as well do it and get it over with, i really didn't need a whole weekend to think about it anyway (probably better that i don't, i'll live longer). after i put the receiver down in the cradle, i put out my hands to see if they were shaking. they were a little bit. i felt nauseous.
so after work my father picked me up and we went to the cafe to wait for the broker to show up with all the documents i had to sign. at the appointed time he arrived with a packet of forms where i along with my parents and then later the lawyer looked over to see that everything was okay. after that i began signing and then handed the broker a check for 10% of the purchase price. the broker then gathered up all the forms to go over to the sellers to get their signatures on the forms, thereby making it official, i am legally bound to purchase the condominium now. the only way out of this now, besides breaking several nitpicky clauses on the agreement (highly unlikely, it's all pretty much real estate and legalese language), is to not qualify for a loan, and i highly doubt that. remarkably, i wasn't nervous during the signing. i was surprised to see that my lawyer actually knew the broker, and i would even consider them to be "friends." the broker also brought over a floorplan of the apartment, albeit an outdated 1980's edition prior to the house being converted into a two unit condo.