The Contract Is Signed, But Will the Co-Op Board Approve Us?

We’re so excited: The contract on the Brooklyn apartment that we hope to move into has been signed! But before we get the keys we have to be approved by the co-op board. That’s right–the contract is signed but the place still isn’t ours yet.

Here’s the thing: When you buy a place in a co-op you own shares in the cooperative, not the actual apartment. So the co-op board literally has to approve us  before we can move in. If they don’t like us? It’s back to slogging through open houses every Sunday.

We’re just a little family of three (not crazy partiers!), so we’re hoping that they think we’ll be a good fit. But I’m not leaving anything to chance. I’m having drinks with our realtor tonight to get some extra pointers.

In the meantime, here are a few pics of the place that we hope to call home! Dying to get in there and make it our own….

50667211The living room/dining area–with the heavily debated ceiling fan. Chris is currently rallying support to keep it on Twitter!

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The newly renovated kitchen. Think they’ll leave the KitchenAid Mixer as a moving-in gift?

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The master bedroom, with a separate room for Mason across the hall (woo-hoo!).

How you ever been through a co-op board interview? Share your tips!

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