Wednesday, October 14, 2009

jinx jinx jinx

Our luck may finally be turning around.

Our buyers got confirmation that they have a mortgage, a real concern these days because so many people are being turned down by the mortgage companies. There are so many steps these days, including very difficult appraisals, very high down payment requirements, and very high income demands. Thankfully, they got their mortgage and we are set for the sale of our house.

And (drum roll please)... we found a house! Just when I was scraping the bottom of the barrel morale-wise, a house came back on the market that had been under agreement. It was way out of our price range, but I've been desperate, so we asked for a showing anyway. I was in the house for about 3 minutes before I realized that this was it- this was our house, so I called Josh frantically and tried to convince him to let me make an offer without him seeing it. Understandably, he was a little nervous, but he did agree to rush home early from work and meet me there. 3 minutes into his own tour, he turned to me and asked, "Why didn't you make an offer this morning?"

Of course, as these things always seem to go, by the time we'd put together an offer just a few minutes later, the owners had received another offer. The other offer was for more money, but we were offering better terms (dates, mortgage, etc). After some haggling back and forth, they went with our offer! Since then, things have been flying smoothly along. The inspection was great, the seller is actually an estate so they've been very flexible, and we are set to close on the same day we are selling our current house.

All of this means- we're really moving! For real! I need to start packing! Like yesterday! We have less than a month to go, and I am only now realizing this is actually going to happen. I love the house, and although the particular town wasn't my first choice (more on that later), I'm sure I will come to love it. I had my heart set on staying in our current town, but this town is close by, the schools are excellent, the neighborhood is lovely and very family friendly. I'm confident it will work out.

Now, does anyone want to come over and help pack? I can provide the cookies and candy corn.


Beth said...

Boy am I out happy to read this - about time your luck changed! I love how buying houses is all so emotional - you just know don't you? Congrats and good luck with the packing - this is all SO exciting! Hurrah!

Stacy said...

OMG this is freaking AWESOME NEWS all the way around!

I can't wait to hear more about the new house and see photos and such.

I am an organizational neat freak and would love to come help you pack! LOL

See it was the halloween decorations! LOL they brought you good luck.

Coasting Anon said...

I am so glad to read this. I think of you often as my mini-inspiration while just trying to handle one slightly-grumpy three month old. I don't know how you do it and I can only hope that when we have number 2 I will have it as together as you do to not sit in a corner of a room somewhere and rock back and forth staring at the walls which is what I sometimes feel like doing!

Anyway...congrats on the house, congrats on the move, I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you, and seriously...if you need someone to sit in the living room and make sure Gabe isn't drawing on his little sister's face with markers while you pack, just give me a call -- I'm in the area, I promise I'm not too insane, and I bring coffee.

Chatty Cricket said...

I just did a cartwheel. Now I'm dizzy and I think I broke the lamp next to the couch, but it was worth it because, as Beth said, HURRAH!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! Wish I could come help you pack but I'm sure there'd be lots of wine and gabbing so maybe it's best I don't distract you. ;)

Los felicito!

Rev Dr Mom said...

I am so happy that you have a new house, and can't wait to see the pictures and hear more about it...but I can just offer sympathy over the fact that you actually have to MOVE. Gah. Having just spent what feels like FOREVER packing and unpacking, the word "move" exhausts me. So good luck!

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