Tuesday, October 16, 2018

News

We're buying the house!

My realtor kept telling me to wait on accepting the last offer, and it turns out that was great advice. The seller got antsy and eventually dropped the price back down to what we originally offered! The only concession we had to make was to pay our own closing costs, which isn't a big deal.

We're beyond excited!

Our closing date is November 8th, so everything is happening very fast. The inspection is Monday, and I'm hoping that goes smoothly and there are no delays. At this rate, with a closing date so early in the month, we should be finishing the move by Thanksgiving. Once Christmas gets here, we should be settling in nicely.

Thanks, everyone, for all the positive messages and good thoughts. Please keep them coming over the next three weeks or so as we navigate the purchase and the move!




38 comments:

  1. Yay!!! I knew it would work out, I knew it!!!

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  2. I'm so happy for you. Having the holidays in your new home will be a joy. Your realtor is a gem, by the way.

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    1. I'm really excited about Christmas. Not only will we be in our new home, but I'll have over two weeks off for winter break to enjoy it! ❤

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  3. So exciting. I am really happy for you both. Can’t wait to hear and see all about it!

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    1. Thank you, Mitch. It won't br nearly as hip and cool as your beautiful home in Spain, but we're looking forward to spending years making it all ours!

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  4. Yay! Pictures soon, hopefully! Such good news.

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    1. I'd love to share more pictures right now, but the ones on the realty sites don't do it justice. It was the only home we saw that actually looked better in person! And it's modest, but almost everything we wanted in a house is there.

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  5. You did it! You did it! Yay for you!

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  6. Congratulations, Jennifer! I am very happy for you.

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  7. Congrats! Enjoy your new home!

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  8. A big YeeHaw from Tucson.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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    1. I hope my gud dugs adjust to the change okay!

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  9. Yippee! I wish you smooth sailing from here on out.

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  10. Hip Hip Hooray!
    Jennifer and Gregg got a house today!
    A place For Marco and the dogs
    To nurture flowers and stack up logs
    A place to shelter from the storm
    And in wintertime keep snug and warm
    May they be happy and may they thrive
    In their lovely home on Hillcrest Drive

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    1. This poem made my day! And I want you to know that I'm already trying to decide where to hang the print of Fred Fox you gave me!

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  11. Congratulations, that's wonderful news!

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    1. Still a lot to do, but it's finally almost here!

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  12. Woo hoo! That's SO EXCITING! Congratulations!

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  13. squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! FABULOUS! A NEW HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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  14. Yippee and yahoo!

    Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations! With every house I've purchased, I've found that demands are made by the loan co. that certain documents be produced RIGHT NOW. You never know everything they're going to need and when they'll need it so get ready for surprises.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Well, I've already had to drop off W-2s from the past two years, 2 months worth of bank statements, 2 months worth of paycheck stubs, copies of my "earnest money" deposit verification, copies of driver's license and social security card...I'm waiting to see what they come up with next!

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  16. Excellent news ! Looking forward to your pictures of the inside, rather than the ones I saw the other day ! And such a lovely area with all those big trees too. It sounds like things move quicker than they do over here when house buying ! Hope it all goes well.

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    1. I'm surprised at how quickly it's all moving. When we first drew up a contract and started negotiations, they put down Nov. 8 as the closing date and I was surprised at how soon that is. It seems like it usually takes longer....but I'm very pleased!

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  18. All the pieces of the puzzle are coming together perfectly for you, hurray. You will be in your new home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Nove. 8 is very soon!

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