Well, after writing all that up, it would seem the loan is going to close soon. My partner got a call saying we would be paid off in a couple days.
Here is where I detail my adventures in real estate. It's meant for people who want to get into this investment area but need some encouragement, help, or just a general push in the right direction. Hopefully, by detailing all my experiences, you'll see it's really not that difficult or scary.