Post # 1
After some minor house drama (see my earlier post on this house), we made an offer (and upped it, after learning that there was a competing offer), and it was accepted. OMG OMG OMG.
It’s a house in a neighborhood we’ve wanted for ages now. Our realtor said it was priced very very fairly. The house is immaculate and we have a huge front and back yard, and our back yard looks out over a big field and forest, with a corn field in the next lot over. It’s walking distance to work too.
OMG. I’m just slightly freaking out here.
Post # 3
YAY! I wasn’t sure you wanted that house, but now that the possibility of it becoming yours is real, I bet that helped! Congratulations!!!
Any pics of the house to share? It sounds lovely, especially the yard!!
Post # 4
@mspartridge: Congratulations! Hope all goes well!
Post # 5
That is so freaking awesome!!! Yay! Congratulations! I want to see pics when you guys move in! I love house porn.
Post # 6
Congrats! That is very very exciting. Fingers crossed that everything else will go smoothly until you close on it!!!
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! After I talked it over with friends, looked at house decorating blogs, and got some awesome advice here, I am ok with it. I was freaked out at first, but after hearing all the good suggestions from Bees, I feel like we made the right choice. The house is immaculate, in the exact neighborhood we want, and is a good price too. I’m excited yet freaking out! Our first home purchase!!
For a mortgage, we’ll be paying LESS than what I currently pay in rent, so it feels like we’ll be saving money. Plus we’ll have so much space and I get my own “woman cave” in the house. He gets the basement for all his beer brewing and pottery making stuff. :):)
Post # 8
@mspartridge: congrats! I’m glad you decided to give redecorating a shot.
Post # 9
Congrats!! Enjoy! Making a house into your home is so much joy! : )
Post # 10
Congrats! I want to see some pictures!
Post # 11
Yay!! Congratulations! I’m glad it worked out for you!
Post # 13
It sounds perfect based on location, and the big yard! I would kill to be able to walk to work instead of my hour and a bit each way commute!
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Congrats! Having your offer accepted is very exciting. Just don’t get carried away. You still have a long road ahead of you. You need to negotiate your best rate with your lenders and then decide which one to go with, then you need to get through the inspection and repairs, ensure that the house has a clear title, and go through underwriting. Real estate is a “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” kind of deal. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly for you!
Post # 15
Congrats! I love being able to walk/bike to work!
Food for thought: Have you checked to see if the forest and cornfield are (currently) staying put? My Dad always advises to be cautious when buying on the edge of a neighborhood because you don’t want plans for a minimart to be underway without being aware of that.
Might want to google the neighborhood/farm/builders in the area so that you are well informed about future development plans. I see this alot in the city where they build a nice condo tower with veiws of the mountains or city, wait a few months then build a tower right between that and the veiw so the new buyers pay for that too while the old buyers are stuck, and so on.
Here in Denver we have http://www.denverinfill.com as a reference to what new buildings are going up even before the bulldozers roll in.
Post # 16
Like Like!! 😀 Congrats, how exciting!