Our buyers just cancelled out!
'Twas the night before Christmas and escrow was about to close, when...
The buyers decided to have a home inspection. Ok, fine with us, we know the house is in tip top shape...but wait! The home inspector needs a seeing eye dog. He thinks the fireplace is unsafe, and he has the backup of a local chimney sweep/fire place inspection and repair company that agrees with him, to the tune of over $4K to "fix." (He also thinks we have no flue, because he could not see the flue chain, which is right in front of his face.)
It seems that the chimney sweep/fireplace repair company, WITHOUT EVER ACTUALLY COMING TO THE HOUSE to see the fireplace, declared it unsafe.
So our first time buyers back out, we have the fireplace people come back and this time really inspect it, guess what!! It passes with flying colors! But we have lost our sale. I hope Santa puts coal in their stocking.