Sunday, September 30, 2007

House - Part 2

Well, the couple came back with an offer that following weekend. After going back and forth with offers, we finally "settled." It's by no means what we wanted, or needed to get out of this house but it's done. On Monday we signed the paperwork to accept the final offer. Then we were in the "oh sh*t" factor. We didn't have a house to go to. Well, we can move in with Hubby's mother but that would only be temporary. Needless to say, we have had a few sleepless nights.

On Tuesday, Hubby went to resubmit our paperwork for a preapproval. There was a new mortgage broker, which happened to be a girl that he worked with when he worked for the bank. They got to talking and she asked where we wanted to move to and how much we were willing to spend. Then she started telling him about a house that her dad and her were flipping. It was a little out of our price range but she offered to show us. Hubby called me and told me about this. We have driven by this house many times seeing the FSBO sign but not willing to call, knowing that homes in this area are normally out of our range. We decided to go look at's exactly what we've been looking for!! There are 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, fenced in yard for the dog, great neighborhood, and they did a great job flipping it. We gave her a verbal offer that night. Wednesday night we went and signed a contract! It's amazing how things just work out.

Friday was the home inspection on our current home. Not too bad. We have a few things to fix but it shouldn't be too bad. Tuesday is the home inspection on our new house. I don't think there should be any problems. We close on the old house on a Wednesday and they want to be in on Thursday. Because Hubby and I work "normal" hours, we have to move out the weekend before. Hopefully since the house that we are buying is a flip and vacant, we can move our things in early. We'll see. We are renting a storage unit and moving things in there already, just in case.

Here's a sneak peak of the new place...

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fingers crossed!!

We have had our house for sale since January. We started with a realtor and only had 3 showings during a six month period. In July we put the house up FSBO and in the past week have had 3 contacts. One came back last night for a second showing with the parents! Oh please! Please! Please! **fingers crossed**

It's not like we HAVE to sell the house but we are ready to move. The frustrating part is the town that we want to move to is almost twice the price for the same square footage. UGH! I'm excited about the adventure of starting from scratch again, painting, building, etc. I'm also excited at the prospect that we are talking about having another baby within this newly created madness!

Ahhhhh... life and it's wonderfully maddening changes...