According to the bank's website, the check has cleared. I had no idea that our Tennessee bank would require 11 business days to clear an out-of-state check. When we closed our California account, they sent a check to us which we immediately deposited in our TN account. If it was cleared sooner, we could have closed the deal on the property sooner, and started building, digging, etc. Oh, well. As long as the seller returns the sale documents to the title company on Monday, we'll be pulling a cashier's check for the balance and closing on either Monday or Tuesday.
Then, our plans are to build this: