Comments on: I’m not signing anything until I read it, or someone gives me the gist of it http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/ Just your typical female vegan capitalist mathematician ceramicist cyclist's weblog. Tue, 16 May 2006 04:34:46 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5 by: Zeno http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35897 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 10:29:42 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35897 You go, MS! My last experience with buying a house was misery incarnate and I still gnash my teeth over the "forgotten fee" that mysteriously appeared on the bill from the title search company after being omitted from their original "good faith estimate". By some weird, weird, weird coincidence, the extra fee was just about the same amount as the refund I was getting from my real estate agent for part of her commission (for reasons of her own, she was giving me a discount). The title search company's increased fee very neatly ate that up. Scum-sucking bottom-dwellers... You go, MS!

My last experience with buying a house was misery incarnate and I still gnash my teeth over the “forgotten fee” that mysteriously appeared on the bill from the title search company after being omitted from their original “good faith estimate”. By some weird, weird, weird coincidence, the extra fee was just about the same amount as the refund I was getting from my real estate agent for part of her commission (for reasons of her own, she was giving me a discount). The title search company’s increased fee very neatly ate that up.

Scum-sucking bottom-dwellers…

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by: Tom Harrison http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35898 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 10:56:01 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35898 "I thought about it, but my thought process involved a calculator." Words to live by. “I thought about it, but my thought process involved a calculator.” Words to live by.

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by: Chris Phan http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35899 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:31:10 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35899 It's scary, actually, how many people don't read contracts or agreements before they sign them. It’s scary, actually, how many people don’t read contracts or agreements before they sign them.

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by: Moebius Stripper http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35900 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 13:52:56 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35900 Oh, reading the contract was horribly painful, and I admit that I quite likely wouldn't have done it if signing it didn't amount to signing away my life savings and a good chunk of my next twenty (ugh) years' worth of paycheques. I also confess that I couldn't bring myself to read through the two years' of condo meeting minutes that my agent gave me. (The condo board voted to replace the plants by the entrance in 2004! Did the residents want coleus or poinsettias? The answer, after <i>four pages of deliberation</i>: how about a little bit of each?) Oh, reading the contract was horribly painful, and I admit that I quite likely wouldn’t have done it if signing it didn’t amount to signing away my life savings and a good chunk of my next twenty (ugh) years’ worth of paycheques.

I also confess that I couldn’t bring myself to read through the two years’ of condo meeting minutes that my agent gave me. (The condo board voted to replace the plants by the entrance in 2004! Did the residents want coleus or poinsettias? The answer, after four pages of deliberation: how about a little bit of each?)

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by: wolfa http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35901 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 19:20:32 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35901 So you might leave your first condo meeting crying -- out of frustration. So you might leave your first condo meeting crying — out of frustration.

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by: r6 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35902 Sat, 08 Apr 2006 22:38:41 -0700 http://talldarkandmysterious.ca/archives/2006/04/08/im-not-signing-anything-until-i-read-it-or-someone-gives-me-the-gist-of-it/#comment-35902 Perhaps one might think the the Canadian dollar will collapse in the next few years, so it is better to have $1 000 now. Perhaps one might think the the Canadian dollar will collapse in the next few years, so it is better to have $1 000 now.

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