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Friday, June 21, 2013

Got Boxes?

Got some boxes you can part with?

Holy Smokes.
We bought a house!!

It has been a crazy week with house business.  We were set to see the co-workers house on June 19th, but they decided against selling right now.  We then set up home tours for June 19th and toured 4 homes.  Of those 4 we liked 2.

This Yellow Split Level was the first choice.  

It was priced incredibly low.  The Big Guy loved the price tag, so he suggested we offer.  I wasn't completely sold on the size of the kitchen and storage space, but I felt we could make it work.  On June 20th, our realtor called to say that there were 2 offers on the table, and our offer made #3.  We were told, "bring your best offer."

We thought about it.
We crunched numbers.
We said, "No thanks" and walked away.

Yep.  You read that right.
We walked away.
A bidding war was nothing we wanted to get into and while we are ideal home buyers (no home to sell, preapproved for a mortgage, nice down payment), we knew that was a sign to leave it alone and walk away.

We went for option #2.

That afternoon we went to do a quick walk through of the property and went back to the office directly after seeing the house and wrote up a purchase agreement.  We offered $5000 under their asking price, and asked them to cover closing costs.

The offer went over at 3:00 p.m..  At 6:10 p.m. we got a call from our realtor.
They accepted it.
Every line item.
Every date.
Every penny.

Here it is...our new forever home!

If you're free in late August, let us know.  We'll take all the extra hands we can take to move! 

1 comment:

Rebecca Jo said...

Yahooo!!!! I know that's a big relief off your shoulders! ... that is until you have all the boxes from moving onto your shoulders :)