I helped a wonderful couple buy their first home in New Fairfield, Connecticut. We closed yesterday, and they immediately began moving in.
At the closing, I warned them: "Something will break shortly after you move in. Don't worry. It won't be the end of the world. You will get through it."
They laughed at me: "Yeah...yeah...yeah... Whatever you say, Don."
That was yesterday. Tonight, they called. "The toilet overflowed and there is water all over the bathroom. Does this count as the thing that will break as soon as we move in?"
Fortunately, they were laughing - or, at least they were trying to cover up the screams with laughter. I assured them that, yes, this is their one major initial problem in the house. I also told them that something else will happen, but it will be minor and funny...like a doorknob coming off in their hands, or an electrical breaker will trip and they won't remember where the breaker box is.
It's just the way it is. These things happen. Welcome to home ownership!
Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Real Estate Sales and Appraisals