Post # 1
So…. Fi and I have been regularly cruising the MLS listings up here in Tahoe. We were planning on getting into a serious house hunt after the honeymoon, so we’ve just been casually looking. We’ve found a couple places online that we have gone to look at in person, but nothing has really stood out. This morning before work (exactly 9 days to the wedding) my Fi found a place online. I looked at it and thought it was nice, so we decided to go look at it at lunchtime.
Basically, the house is awesome! I’m so excited! It’s not as big as we will (eventually) need, but there’s an opportunity for expansion over the garage. And anyone up here in Tahoe knows that if you already have the coverage to expand, that’s worth quite a bit extra. Plus, the house is a short sale; even though the price is incredibly low (for up here) we could possibly even get it for lower if the bank is willing to settle.
So, we immediately called our two top mortgage lendors and put in apps for pre-approval. We could put in an offer right now, but we want to wait to include the pre-approval letter so the bank and the owners know we’re serious. We get married next Sunday, so everything is happening very fast, but I’m seriously so excited! Even if we are still going back and forth with offers during the honeymoon, I feel like it will definitely be worth it. Here’s some pictures! Wish us luck!
Post # 3
Good luck! Sending happy and hopeful vibes your way!
Post # 4
Here’s some more pics:
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Post # 5
Congrats! Stay patient… the short sale process can be anything but short. We put in an offer on a house in February and still haven’t heard a yes or no. We finally gave up on it and found a regular old house for sale. Be ready for twists and turns! GOOD LUCK with the wedding and with the house!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Good luck, Mrs. Spring! I’m curious to know how things go for you. We’re in pretty much in the same position, switching into home-buyer mode a bit sooner than we anticipated. (FI submitted our information today for pre-approval!)
I love the sunny bedrooms and especially the bay windows! :o)
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Beautiful!! Good luck. We’re "in the trenches" of that crazy time between offer acceptance and closure… where anything can happen. it is STRESSFUL!!! But hopefully soon, worth it.
Post # 8
good luck!!! we bought our first house back in october and it’s AWESOME!
don’t forget – if you buy a house this year you get a SWEEEET tax check next year (we got ours this year) it’s $8,000 back this year (we got back only $7500, as they upped it for 2009).
Post # 9
Thanks, bees! I am really excited about this, and now I can’t wait until Monday! I appreciate all the encouragement and well wishes, and especially the short sale advice, from all of you. Good luck to all of you who are also buying homes right now!
Post # 10
Good Luck Mrs. Spring! The house looks beautiful.
Post # 11
cONGRATS!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I love the layout and I love the openness of the kitchen. Good Luck 🙂
Post # 12
What a nice backyard too! Very spacious. Congratulations! Keeping my fingers crossed and wishing you both all the luck in the world!
Post # 13
Good luck…I’m currently in the same boat as you so I know how exciting it is and we aren’t too far from you! I hope everything works out and you get your house!
Post # 14
Hey! What happened with this? It’s a very cute house, but it’s a buyer’s market so if this one didn’t work out, there’s probably another good option around the corner!
Post # 15
Great looking place! It’s great that you two found a place you like. 🙂
Post # 16
Precious! That place looks awesome. I would move to Tahoe in a heartbeat.. I love it. How’s hte honeymoon going? Hope you can get a new place when you get back!