Confession time: Before I joined the glamorous and fast-paced world of business analysis, I was a cost accountant. Now I know what those of you who know me are thinking:
"Say what?? How could an anal-retentive type-A personality have ever found succor in the shoes of a beancounter??"
To which I reply, "Succor?"
But it's true. Beans I counted, for nearly a decade. And though I've long since hung up my transparent green visor, I still love doing budgets and assigning expenses to categories. And so I don my visor again in updating this folly's expenses for the closing, to wit:
Attorney's Fees: $750
Title Insurance: $250
Title Search Fees: $126
Recording Fees: $24
VT Transfer Tax: $325
All of which bring the grand total of the land to $27,624.56 (including the $149.56 in Shangra-La property taxes for 1/2 year)
I also confirmed at the closing that I will forfeit a portion of any profits on the property to the beautiful State of Vermont should I decide to sell within 5 years.