The homebuying process is moving along smoothly. After the inspection, I submitted my list of repair concessions to the seller. Basically, it's a list of cash demands that we have to agree on, or else I can just walk. To my surprise, the seller agreed to all of them, which is a few thousand dollars' worth of good news.
From what I understand, there's very little left. I may be able to take ownership as early as next weekend. I won't be moving in immediately, though; there are several things I'd like to do first, like repainting the interior, and getting blinds and curtains so all my worldly possessions are not on view for the entire world to see.
But it's all going to be very soon.