Friday, July 30, 2010

We Got IT.

After several failed attempts of buying a house in my desired location, we finally decided to expand our search and guess what? We found a wonderful house and have a ratified contract!

(insert excited, shrill wEeEeeeeEeE!)

(And the location of our potential house is probably more appealing than where we were searching all along.)

It all went down like this: We saw the house on Tuesday night. By the time we went to sleep on Tuesday, we made our first offer. Among 2 other offers they received, they picked ours to work with and made a counter-offer. We counter-offered their counter-offer. They counter-offered our counter-offer on their counter-offer. (Are you still following?) And finally (!!!), we reached a number both parties are happy with and are moving forward.

We are so excited about this house. The location is prime - close to major interstates, yet still tucked away in a nice, established neighborhood without any traffic noise. We are literally minutes away from major shopping malls, restaurants, corporations, and future metro stops.

As far as the inside of the house, it's more or less perfect. Big enough for us to grow into, but not gigantically so that it will cost hundreds of dollar in heating and cooling. The original owners took great care of the 25 years old house, but will wait for the home inspection to confirm.

So here we go again with the home buying process. Lots of paperwork on the way I am sure. On top of all that, we close on the house the same week I return to work. And we are going on vacation shortly after that.

Oh boy.

But for now, it's time to do a little celebratory dance.

(I will share pictures with you guys as soon as I can!)

7 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Now Anna can have her own room and we can get our nite life back! No, that's not what I mean, I'm talking about bedside reading and TV watching! I miss reading books in bed (I tried using a tiny camp light once and almost went blind). Plus, the buppies will have some grassy areas to romp around in - no more parking lots and crowded sidewalks.

    Sure, the price may drop like a rock and we may all lose our jobs, but we get to stretch our legs a bit before that all goes down.

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  2. That's so exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of the new place. Wow, sounds like you will be busy though with work and vacation mixed in there! I'm sure Anna will enjoy the new surroundings. Ephram is always so interested in new places.

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  3. Yay! That is exciting news! Nothing beats having your own home! Looking forward to seeing pics of your new place soon. :)

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  4. YAY! I hope everything goes well!

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  5. Alright!! I'll cross my fingers that all goes well!

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  6. Congratulations! That's fantastic news! Crossing our fingers for you!

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  7. Sweet!! Congratulations on the wonderful news. Hope the process goes as smoothly as possible and can't wait to see pictures of your future home :)

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