Thursday, August 29, 2013
If all goes well, this will be our new home. We've been house hunting for a few months now. We were hoping we might be able to get into University Place (adjacent town, which, contrary to what you might expect, does not have a university) but we weren't sure if we would be able to find anything there in our price range. Whenever we mentioned this to anyone, they would nod sagely and say something along the lines of, "Yeah, and if anything does come up in U.P. you've gotta be right on it, because it's gone like that." So it seemed like a long shot. We looked at a few houses in other areas but still hadn't found anything that was quite right.
Well, just a week ago (Thursday) I happened to be looking online right after this house was listed. I called our relator at 2:00, we got in to see the house at 3:00, and put in an offer. They got seventeen offers right after us, within 24 hours, but we were first and they said we could have it if we were willing to pay closing costs.
I wasn't convinced that this was really the house I wanted--I wasn't in love with the layout, and the kitchen is very small, but we went back on Saturday with a contractor and looked at things in more detail (without the kids running around shrieking), and discussed possibilities, and we decided to go ahead with it. So we had the inspection on Monday, and now we're in the midst of getting things together for our final loan approval.
On top of everything else, with a week to go before school starts, we're moving Kate over to the U.P. school district (we figured it would be easier to just start her over there now than have to change schools after we move) so we have been up to our ears in paperwork. Nonstop excitement. It's amazing how quickly everything has been happening. We've never done anything like this before so it's been quite the education.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Posted by Helena at 8:46 PM