Out of the frying pan and into the fire? It sure seemed that way for a few days here! I recently ( and NOT easily) acquired ONE of 2 of the "original" land parcels I "thought" I was being sold, back in March of 2009. It was not much fun. The real estate lady seems to be somewhat incompetent, on a good day. The Title company's escrow agent is either a crook, or a loon! I'm going for loon! No one can make 6 pages of mistakes, out of 9 pages, on a land sales, without being stupid! There has been so many screw up's even I couldn't believe it all... I have seen strange but even old Sigmund Freud would have loved this mess! Totally incoherent. After all is said and done, the escrow that was supposed to close last week, on a Friday, will now be closing about noon-ish on Monday! The closing costs were inflated, from $817.00 to $1,287.81! The original agreement was 6% interest on $2,800. The morons wrote it up as 10% interest on $3,500. They forgot the $700 fee ( 20% of the actual costs of $3,500.00 to close) and they also "conveniently" forgot about that small $200.00 earnest fee! It gets better! The "original" monthly payments were $240.99... The escrow dingbat wrote it up as $290.44! Yeah, see what I mean about either being a crook, or just completely incompetent to the level of criminal! Now I can see typo's and all that, but,................ wait for it...... I had to sign an agreement, that restricted me from "pre-posession" of the land/parcel prior to the close of escrow.... Ok, no big deal, right? Ha! Gotcha! There was a 'stipulation' that the document had to be signed and delivered NO later than September the 6th at 5:00 pm. Now it gets fun! The "owner" signed and dated the agreement on September the 6th at 6:25 pm! Oops! ( contract TORT!, aka: "UNCONSCIONABLE ACT") Then they had me sign it and date it. That took place ( in front of a couple witness' I just happened to bring along!) All on September the 7th, at 12:26 pm! Then, since the land is in my and my son's name as: "joint tenancy with right of survivorship", and he was in Oklahoma at the time with a girlfriend, they had me FORGE his signature on the document! You think that's good? They tried to tell me I had to pay for the 2009 land taxes in arears.... Uh no. It is illegal to sell land here that has back taxes owed on it! If there is anyone more incompetent than the 3 people I dealt with ( beside the big "O") I'd like to know about it! There was a minor problem also as I had not been issued a "disclosure report" for the land, as required by State law here.... Finally, all the paperwork was "straightened out" and so off to the bank I go, to wire transfer the closing costs and get everything notarized.... Well, I thought it was all straightened out! Seems the babboons that did the escrow paperwork "accidentally" filled in the notary's date space! they had it all dated for the 20th and the date was the 23rd! The banker was NOT a happy camper! But he was aware of the Prior idiocy I'd had to contend with on the other land purchase back in March of last year! Ok, so we send the paperwork via Fedex....So far so good? No. We did have a signature receipt requested in the delivery ( Thank God!) I get a call at 3:00 pm on the 24th, where is the paperwork? In transit. They asked me for the transaction number, and they got the same message from Fedex! 3:15 pm, I get another call "IF it's not here by 3:30 today, there is no way to close and the whole deal is defaulted"! Ok....Now I'm not having fun! I sit, and I wait.... At 4:25 pm, the title company calls and says the package got there finally at 4:15. Uh no. I have confirmation that the package was delivered and signed for at exactly 3:30 pm. Now I'm making calls to them! I very carefully and quite slowly, spell, my attorney's name and give them his address in Scottsdale. "He'll be suing you and your's, for the rest of eternity", I explained to them. Suddenly, attitudes changed, especially when I tell the title companies escrow agent, that I know her boss and her assistant personally! Now the closing will ONLY be slightly delayed, by the weekend! So, how's the past few days been for you? From the 8th thru the 24th mine has been, shall we say: INTERESTING"? I can't wait for their call this afternoon! I know I'm a glutton for punishment, but sincerely now, have you ever in your life heard of such crappola? It's no longer a hobby, it really is an adventure!